Arooj Aftab in Concert
Wednesday, July 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$30 – $60
An incandescent love letter to the light. – Bhanuj Kappal, Pitchfork
One of those nights where those of us in attendance might feel smugly compelled to say in years to come: ‘I was there’. – Graeme Thomson, The Spectator
Fresh from a win at the 2022 Grammy Awards, Arooj Aftab, one of the rising stars of the music world performs for the first time ever in Vancouver.
Aftab’s liminal sound floats between classical minimalism and new age, Sufi devotional poetry and electronic trance, jazz structures, and states of pure being. While many liken Aftab’s transcendent singing voice to that of the great Abida Parveen, Aftab’s music is uniquely uncategorizable.
Aftab has been championed by NPR, who praised her composition as one of the “Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+,” and her album Vulture Prince has been on every list of the best albums of the year, including Barack Obama’s.
Backed by a team of renowned musicians, Aftab transports listeners to worlds once known, and as yet unknown. This is a rare chance to listen to one of the most exquisite artists of our time. If you haven’t heard Arooj’s music before, check out her Tiny Desk Concert video featured below!
This event is co-produced by Indian Summer Festival and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
Please note there are limited self-select $10 tickets available for those facing economic barriers.
Venue: The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts