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Sun Ra – That’s How I Feel

Sun Ra – That’s How I Feel

Sun Ra was a prolific jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his “cosmic philosophy,” musical compositions and performances.

Prem Agan Jiyara-Kamod-Bade Ghulam Ali Khan

Prem Agan Jiyara-Kamod-Bade Ghulam Ali Khan

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan exploded on the music scene in the 40′s with a vocal dexterity which revolutionised khayal.He concurrently revolutionised Thumri too.He introduced the vocalism of the folk genres of the North Western frontier regions,and created what came to be called the Punjab ang of Thumri.

NPR: Arooj Aftab named in Top 100 Composers under 40

NPR: Arooj Aftab named in Top 100 Composers under 40

Posted by on April 17, 2011 in Press | 0 Comments

by ALEX AMBROSE
A few weeks ago, Q2 and NPR Music launched a crowdsourced project to determine listeners’ favorite composers under the age of 40 — and, by extension, those pieces which were shaping our contemporary musical scene and defining what it means to be a composer in the 21st century.

EGO Magazine: Timeless Music for The Now Generation

EGO Magazine: Timeless Music for The Now Generation

Posted by on April 04, 2011 in Press | 0 Comments

By SONIA MANSOOR
There was definitely a sense of suspension of linear time during the intimate Nowruz musical celebration at Zora’s Art Space by Arooj Aftab. What greater tribute can one offer Sufi music?

Daily Times: Arooj Aftab Making Waves

Daily Times: Arooj Aftab Making Waves

Posted by on March 06, 2011 in Press | 0 Comments

Check out this Daily Times Interview with Arooj Aftab.

CHUP! : The Musical Reverberation of Arooj Aftab

CHUP! : The Musical Reverberation of Arooj Aftab

Lahore-born and raised Arooj Aftab is an emerging musician whose music is influenced by an array of artists – from traditional Pakistani singers to contemporary sounds from the likes of Erykah Badu. A self-taught guitarist, Arooj was one of four recipients of Berklee Music’s first merit-based scholarship, allowing this innovative musician to receive a formal music education at the acclaimed college.

MTV Desi: Bands We Like, The Classical Crooning of Arooj Aftab

MTV Desi: Bands We Like, The Classical Crooning of Arooj Aftab

Few young Desi musicians are as true to tradition as Arooj Aftab, a classically trained singer from Pakistan by way of Boston. Her soft voice and controlled vibrato add dimensions of depth to a single note.

Berklee: Preparing For The Next Step

Berklee: Preparing For The Next Step

Posted by on June 05, 2010 in Press | 0 Comments

Born and raised in Pakistan, Arooj Aftab was an entirely self-taught guitarist in a culture where opportunities for music study—especially
for women—are severely limited

Masti Korner: Girls of The Pakistani Pop Industry Who Truly Rock

Masti Korner: Girls of The Pakistani Pop Industry Who Truly Rock

Arooj Aftab is a true internet sensation. Her songs are often viewed on youtube and on her website. Arooj’s music is a breath of fresh air and hopefully she will come to Pakistan very soon and release an album here!

The News International: “Mera Pyar” – Arooj Aftab & Mizraable

The News International: “Mera Pyar” – Arooj Aftab & Mizraable

Posted by on May 13, 2007 in Press | 0 Comments

Composed first by guitar prodigy Aamir Zaki in 1995, this track has been covered many times. Arooj Aftab’s version of ‘Mera Pyar’ is a must listen, primarily because of her voice.