Arooj Aftab is Pakistan’s first female Grammy nominee whose music blends neo-Sufi and jazz genres. Photo: @hyfn/Instagram
Arooj Aftab is Pakistan’s first female Grammy nominee whose music blends neo-Sufi and jazz genres. Photo: @hyfn/Instagram
Music

Meet Arooj Aftab, Pakistan’s first female Grammy nominee – her song Mohabbat made it to Barack Obama’s 2021 Summer Playlist on Instagram, and her new album ‘Vulture Prince’ is making waves

  • The singer is also the first Pakistani to be nominated for best new artist; Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was previously nominated for best world music album
  • Aftab, who blends minimalist, jazz and neo-Sufi genres, has three albums under her belt and her cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah went viral when she was a teen

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Arooj Aftab is Pakistan’s first female Grammy nominee whose music blends neo-Sufi and jazz genres. Photo: @hyfn/Instagram
Arooj Aftab is Pakistan’s first female Grammy nominee whose music blends neo-Sufi and jazz genres. Photo: @hyfn/Instagram
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