Watch Arooj Aftab’s ‘Tiny Desk (Home) Concert’ for NPR

    Arooj Aftab is the latest artist to perform on NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk (Home) Concert’ series. Accompanied by violinist Darian Donovan Thomas, bassist and synth player Shahzad Ismaily, guitarist Gyan Riley, and harpist Maeve Gilchrist, the singer played three songs from her latest album Vulture Prince: ‘Suroor’, ‘Mohabbat’, and ‘Saans Lo’. Watch it below.

    Aftab issued Vulture Prince back in April via New Amsterdam. Along with sharing her Tiny Desk concert, the Brooklyn-based Pakistani artist has now announced her signing to Verve. “We are so proud to welcome Arooj to the Verve Records family,” Jamie Krents, Head of Verve Records, said in a statement. “Arooj has made history with these [Grammy] nominations and we look forward to helping even more listeners discover the Vulture Prince album and her future recordings.”

    Aftab was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Global Music Performance (for ‘Mohabbat’) at the 2022 Grammy Awards. Read our Artist Spotlight interview with Arooj Aftab.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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