After serenading the nation with her hauntingly beautiful voice in Coke Studio’s Mehram, and later performing at Coachella, Grammy winner Arooj Aftab has now vowed her listeners at a church. A fan took to Twitter to share how it was an “out of body experience.”
Sharing a short clip of the Mohabbat singer in a church, the awe-struck fan wrote, “Arooj Aftab singing to us in a church was an out of body experience. This was the only clip I could get myself to record before it felt like sacrilege. [I’m] still in absolute awe.”
In April, the Brooklyn-based Pakistani vocalist scored her first Grammy, winning a prestigious trophy for her song Mohabbat in the Best Global Performance category. The 37-year-old — who has lived in New York for some 15 years — has been steadily gaining global attention for her work that fuses ancient Sufi traditions with inflections of folk, jazz and minimalism.