Indian Summer Festival — Arooj Aftab

alumni UBC is once again proud to partner with the Indian Summer Festival.

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.

Aftab, backed by a team of renowned musicians, 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.

Presented by Odlum Brown Ltd.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
8:00pm PT

Chan Shun Concert Hall
6265 Crescent Rd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 – map

Open to everyone. Registration is required.


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This event is part of alumni UBC‘s Summer Series.

Arooj Aftab