Vivid – Press Release

Series nameRecordings: Vivid

This press release was issued by 2nd Sight Records to introduce Najma Akhtar’s latest album ‘Vivid’. Released in 2002, the album is a musical collaboration between Akhtar and film composer Richard Grassby-Lewis.

Date of Creation / Publication2002
Creator2nd Sight Records
Associated Person/ OrganisationAkhtar, Najma
Collection and Reference NumberNajma Akhtar (GB 2661 NA)
Catalogue NumberNA/REC/VI/2
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.