The composer and singer blends ancient Eastern music with contemporary American influences to create a transcendent sound.
The Brooklyn-based Pakistani composer, songwriter and vocalist Arooj Aftab brings her spellbinding voice to Edinburgh. Her mesmerising blend of ancient Sufi music and Urdu lyrics transports audiences far away, updating the mystical sounds of South Asian devotional music with jazz or minimal classical arrangements and a warm stage presence.
Last year, Aftab was nominated for two Grammy® Awards; 'Best New Artist' for her album Vulture Prince and 'Best Global Music Performance' for her song 'Mohabbat'. She became the first ever winner of the 'Best Global Music Performance' award, as well as being the first ever Pakistani artist to win a Grammy® Award. ‘Mohabbat’ was also named as one the best songs of 2021 by Time and The New York Times and Barack Obama proclaimed himself a huge fan of the song.
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Ticket exchanges & refunds
If you or anyone in your household has had any recent COVID-19 symptoms, please stay at home for everyone’s safety. If you are unable to attend any event at the 2022 Edinburgh International Festival for any reason related to COVID-19, we will refund the full cost of the ticket to the lead booker. Refunds must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of the performance. Postage fees are non-refundable.
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Ticket exchanges may be available for a different performance of the same event, subject to availability. Ticket exchanges cost £1.50 per ticket, as well as any difference in ticket price that may occur as a result of the ticket exchange.