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The Herald: So you wanna be a rocker?

The Herald: So you wanna be a rocker?

For an aspiring musician, the traditional approach is still the surest road to fame and success.

Big Picture Big Sound: Arooj Aftab – A Female Singer/Songwriter to Watch

Big Picture Big Sound: Arooj Aftab – A Female Singer/Songwriter to Watch

Posted by on June 10, 2005 in Press | 0 Comments

Sometimes you stumble across something on the Web that is just too good not to share. Arooj Aftab is a twenty year old woman from Pakistan who taught herself how to play guitar instead of becoming a good little accountant like her parents wanted.

The Boston Globe: With Her Guitar She Crosses Boundaries

The Boston Globe: With Her Guitar She Crosses Boundaries

Two years ago Arooj Aftab was a middle-class Pakistani teenager living her life according to plan: She was working studiously under the watchful gaze of her parents to finish a two-year advanced-level degree in math and economics, and planning a sensible career in accounting.

The Saturday Post: Rendezvous with Arooj Aftab

The Saturday Post: Rendezvous with Arooj Aftab

Formally studying music at Berklee College, MA, Arooj is a talented artist with ambitious plans to bring formal music education to Pakistan – in addition to producing her own albums along the way. The inspiring twist to Arooj’s story isn’t just that she’s a Pakistani woman who has decided to make music a career, but that she has lofty plans of educating more Pakistanis, in a formal way, about music.

All About Jazz: Berklee College of Music Announces First Ever Recepients of Music Scholarship

All About Jazz: Berklee College of Music Announces First Ever Recepients of Music Scholarship

Boston, Mass., October 26, 2004 Berkleemusic.com, the online extension school of Berklee College of Music, today announced the recipients of the world’s first-ever online music scholarship program. After reviewing applications and demos from talented musicians worldwide, five gifted musicians and future music industry leaders were selected that exhibited significant promise, achievement, and inspired life stories.