September 26, 2022 – 7:05 am

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Chicago 2022 [no label, 1CD]

Pitchfork Music Festival. Chicago, Illinois; July 15, 2022. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

Thanks to Paulo Dapper for sharing the HDTV webcast at Dime.

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The soothing voice of Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab floated through a rainy Union Park on Friday; her beautiful, meandering ballads were the perfect way to ease into the festival.

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Arooj Aftab is a Pakistani singer, composer, and producer based in the United States. She works in various musical styles and idioms, including jazz, minimalism, and neo-Sufi. She was nominated for the Best New Artist award and won the Best Global Music Performance award for her song “Mohabbat” at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in April 2022. She became the first-ever Pakistani artist to win a Grammy Award.

On the 75th diamond jubilee anniversary of Pakistan, President Arif Alvi awarded to Aftab, the Pride of Performance Award, the highest literary award for showing excellence in the field of art and music.

Aftab moved to the United States at the age of 19 in 2005 and earned a degree in music production and engineering at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. She moved to New York in 2010 and began working as an editor and scoring films. She worked as an editor on the documentary Armed With Faith (2017), winning a 2018 Emmy Award afterward.

An anticipated release, Aftab’s third studio album, Vulture Prince, was released on April 23, 2021, via New Amsterdam Records. Thematically, the album discusses stories of people, relationships, and lost moments and is dedicated to the memory of her younger brother, Maher. Barack Obama selected the song “Mohabbat” from this album as one of his summer playlist favorites for 2021. “Mohabbat” was called one of the best songs of 2021 by Time and The New York Times. - wikipedia

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Track 01. Untitled 5:03
Track 02. Baghon Main 9:19
Track 03. Last Night 8:22
Track 04. Suroor 8:36
Track 05. Mohabbat 9:53
42 mins

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  1. 6 Responses to “AROOJ AFTAB - CHICAGO 2022”

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