SOLD OUT – Arooj Aftab


Last April, Arooj Aftab became the first Pakistani musician ever to win a Grammy. She was awarded in the Best Global Music Performance category and was also nominated for Best New Artist. Arooj grew up listening to Hindustani classical music in Lahore, Pakistan, before turning to the "extremely jazz-oriented bent" of her fellow Berklee College of Music students and the various new music communities in her adopted hometown of Brooklyn. Arooj herself describes her mesmerising music as 'neo-Sufi', blurring ghazal with minimal compositions, jazz with Hindustani classical, folk with poetry. "Mohabbat does not bridge two worlds, but creates his own," wrote the New York Times. Arooj Aftab recorded her third album Vulture Prince with musicians from twelve different countries. On it, she sings heartbreakingly beautiful songs about grief, relationships and loss.

Support Act: Wooly and the Uke

Saturday, October 19
Doors: 7 pm / Start: 7.30 pm