Vulture Prince Lp / Arooj Aftab
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A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Arooj Aftab channels artists from Terry Riley to Abida Parveen and has played venues from Lincoln Center to (Le) Poisson Rouge to the Museum of Modern Art. Championed early by NPR, who praised her composition “Lullaby” as one of the “Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women,” and the New York Times, who celebrated her work as one of the “Best Classical Music Tracks of 2018,” Aftab’s liminal sound floats between classical minimalism and new age, Sufi devotional poetry and electronic trance, jazz structures and states of pure being. In 2020, Aftab composed music for the Academy Award‐shortlisted film Bittu and sang on Residente’s Latin GRAMMY® Award‐‐winning single “Antes Que El Mundo Se Acabe.” By 2021, she netted two GRAMMY® Award nominations of her own thanks to her breathtaking sophomore album, Vulture Prince, acclaimed by the New York Times, Pitchfork, and even former President Barack Obama.