Vivid – Photograph

Series nameRecordings: Vivid
Description

This photograph of Najma Akhtar was used as a promotional shot for her latest album ‘Vivid’. ‘Vivid’ was released in 2002 by 2nd Sight Records and was a musical collaboration between Akhtar and film composer Richard Grassby-Lewis.

Date of Creation / Publication2002
CreatorChaudhry, Aslam
Associated Person/ OrganisationAkhtar, Najma
Location
Collection and Reference NumberNajma Akhtar (GB 2661 NA)
Catalogue NumberNA/REC/VI/3
Copyright
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Najma Akhtar
Series notesAkhtar's latest album, Vivid, is a collaborative effort with film composer Richard Grassby-Lewis. Released in 2002, the album differs from her previous styles of combining ghazals with jazz arrangements and is more studio based. Described as 'Indian Gothic',the album blends electronic music styles such as drum and bass and sampling, Arabic and Indian music and Western classical music with Akhtar's lyrics which are sung both in English and Urdu.
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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