When the prestigious American online music publication Pitchfork crowned the 100 best tracks of 2021, Arooj Aftab placed at ninth place with her mesmerizing song ‘Mohabbat’ – the flagship of her widely celebrated breakthrough album ‘Vulture Prince’. And though, still obscure for many, the recognition makes all the sense in the world. The Pakistan-born composer, currently residing in Brooklyn, has crafted a hypnotic, spellbinding album about the loss of her younger brother. Drawing from classic Hindustani, jazz, Arabic poetry and folk Arooj Aftab seamlessly transitions between sorrow, grief, and acceptance. We are proud to welcome Arooj Aftab to Way Out West 2022.