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Tune 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 yr, she made historical past by turning into the primary Pakistani artist to win a Grammy. Her tune, “Mohabbat” gained the Finest World Music Efficiency Grammy, and she or he was nominated for Finest New Artist. “Mohabbat” was first launched on her 2021 album, Vulture Prince, nevertheless it’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 advanced through the years earlier than she lastly recorded it.

You should buy 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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