Pukar- Calling You – Mock-ups

Series nameRecordings: Pukar - Calling You

The following images are mock-ups which were used to design Najma Akhtar’s record ‘Pukar’. They include the front and back cover of the record and the record sleeve which lists the song lyrics. ‘Pukar’ was released on Akhtar’s own label, Last Minute Productions, in 1992.

Date of Creation / Publication1992
CreatorLast Minute Productions
Associated Person/ OrganisationAkhtar, Najma
Collection and Reference NumberNajma Akhtar (GB 2661 NA)
Catalogue NumberNA/REC/PU/2
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.