Migration – CD Sleeve

Series nameNitin Sawhney

July 1995 saw the release of Outcaste Records’ first album by artist Nitin Sawhney. Entitled ‘Migration’, the album sought to create a symbolic soundtrack to the story of Asian migration to Britain since the 1940s. The album covered the themes of departure, arrival, adaptation and fusion. Contributing artists to the album include Natasha Atlas, Jayanta Bose, Aref Dervesh, Iqbal Hussain and Pritam Singh.The album sleeve includes a message from Outcaste Records founder Shabs Jobanputra, and notes about each track written by Nitin Sawhney. The back page also features linear notes written by music reviewer Linton Chiswick. This CD sleeve consists of four colour digitised images.

Date of Creation / Publication1995
CreatorOutcaste Records; Jobanputra, Shabs
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberOutcaste Records Collection (GB 2661 OC)
Catalogue NumberOC/ART/NS/2
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals are located at Outcaste Records
Series notesNitin Sawhney signed to Outcaste Records in 1993 and was the first artist to sign to the label. An award winning writer, comedian, actor and scriptwriter, Sawhney is in great demand as a musician, songwriter, producer and re-mixer. His albums are diverse in global musical influence and symbolism and have received numerous accolades. He and his band regularly tour internationally.
Collection notesA major label in world music, Outcaste Records was formed in 1995 by Shabs Jobanputra and Paul Franklyn. Based in London, the record label endeavours to maintain a creative space for artists of world music and produce music for and by young British Asians that reflect their South Asian and British cultural traditions. Outcaste are also dedicated to making this music increasingly accessible and appreciated to mainstream audiences.