Pukar- Calling You – Tape sleeve

Series nameRecordings: Pukar - Calling You
Description

The following images belong to the sleeve of Najma Akhtar’s tape ‘Pukar’ which was released in 1992 on her label, Last Minute Productions. The front cover includes an image of Akhtar which also appears on the record cover of ‘Pukar’. The inside sleevenote contains all the song lyrics.

Date of Creation / Publication1992
CreatorLast Minute Productions
Associated Person/ OrganisationAkhtar, Najma
Location
Collection and Reference NumberNajma Akhtar (GB 2661 NA)
Catalogue NumberNA/REC/PU/1
Copyright
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Najma Akhtar
Series notesIn 1992, Akhtar started her own production company, Last Minute Productions ,to produce and promote her third album, Pukar. Pukar experimented with Persian, Indian and African instruments such as the shenai, oud and the African marimba and fused Indian music with light jazz instruments such as the saxophone, bass guitar, violin and keyboards. The title track 'Pukar' was released in America but it was in Japan that it gained commercial success. The song was used for a yearlong television commercial for Fuji Bank. Pukar was re-released in 1998 on Miles Copeland's label, Mondo Melodia.
Collection notesThe Najma Akhtar collection consists of material relating to her performances such as flyers, concert programmes, photographs and paraphernalia such as CD, tape and record sleeves, press releases and other promotional items.
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