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HomeVideoPakistani musician Arooj Aftab's 'neo-Sufi' music blends Rumi with reggae and more

Pakistani musician Arooj Aftab’s ‘neo-Sufi’ music blends Rumi with reggae and more


The South Asian art form known as Sufi music has a centuries old tradition built on poetry and mysticism coupled with specific instruments, meters and repetition. Brooklyn-based Pakistani musician Arooj Aftab’s neo-Sufism is steeped in that tradition — yet also refuses to let others define her work. Special correspondent Tom Casciato has our story as part of our arts and culture series, CANVAS.

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