Arooj Aftab is a Brooklyn-based Pakistani composer, songwriter and vocalist. Her liminal sound floats between classical minimalism and new age, Sufi devotional poetry and electronic trance, jazz structures and states of pure being. Aftab’s latest offering, Vulture Prince, has been praised in best releases of 2021 lists by The Guardian, NPR, TIME and has received unprecedented critical acclaim.
In 2022, she became the first Pakistani woman in history to win a Grammy Award, in the BEST GLOBAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE category. In 2023 , Aaroj Aftab released the acclaimed album Love in Exile, as a trio with Vijay Iyer and Shahzad Ismaily.