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To listen - soundcloud.com/najmaakhtar/sets/five-rivers-edited-tasters

'Five Rivers' Promo Link - youtu.be/SZI2VStbgD8

Comes in a cellophane wrapped 6 Panel Digi Pack.
Artwork & design by the Last Minute Productions team.


released June 1, 2020

Bass Guitar, John Deemer
Violin, Chris Haigh
Guitars, Ramon Goose
Percussion, Tabla, Udu, Cajon & Kit, Matt Fisher
Indian Harmonium, Vocals, Najma Akhtar

Additional Musicians
Violin, Ben Coleman, Tracks 1, 10
Daff/Tabla, Alok Verma, Track 1
Guitars, David Wilkins, Tracks 1, 5
Bass Guitar, John Deemer, Track 6
Guitars, J. Eoin, Track 6
N’goni, Max André Rademacher, Track 5
Violin, Matt Grabham, Track 5
Tabla, Sirish Manji, Track 9
String Section, Craig Gannon, Tracks 6, 9
Violin, Chris Haigh, Track 6

Total Running Time – 56 mins

Recorded & Engineered, Jason Emberton
Band Arrangements, Najma Akhtar, John Deemer, Ramon Goose,
Chris Haigh, Matt Fisher & David Wilkins
Rough Mixes, Edits & Part Engineered, Najma Akhtar & David Wilkins

MD & Arranger, John Deemer
Mixed, Mastered, Craig Gannon
Produced, Najma Akhtar,
Additional Production & Instrumentation, Craig Gannon

Cover Photo, Shahzad Akhtar
Tray Photo, Ayesha Akhtar



Najma Akhtar London, UK

Renowned vocalist takes us down The Ganges, Niger, Thames, Shannon, Mississippi with ‘Five Rivers’. Exploring synergies between the ancient poetic art form of the Indian Ghazal and Western song traditions.

CollaboratIons with world-class artists, diverse as Jah Wobble, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Andy Summers, Basement Jaxx, Jethro Tull, Philip Glass, Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart) and more.
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