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Track Exploder – Arooj Aftab


Arooj Aftab is a singer and composer based mostly in Brooklyn. She grew up in Saudi Arabia, however her household is from Pakistan. And earlier this 12 months, she made historical past by turning into the primary Pakistani artist to win a Grammy. Her tune, “Mohabbat” gained the Greatest International Music Efficiency Grammy, and he or she was nominated for Greatest New Artist. “Mohabbat” was first launched on her 2021 album, Vulture Prince, but it surely’s been part of Arooj’s life for a very long time. On this episode, she tells the story of how the tune was first born, and the way it lived together with her and developed over time earlier than she lastly recorded it.

You should purchase or stream “Mohabbat” right here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

Maeve Gilchrist, harpist
Gyan Riley, guitarist
Shahzad Ismaily, synth
Jamey Haddad, drummer
Nadje Noordhuis, flugelhorn
Mehdi Hassan – “Mohabbat Karne Wale Kam Na Honge”
Mehdi Hassan
Hafeez Hoshiarpuri



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