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Auckland-based R&B/soul/pop singer, songwriter and producer Aaradhna was born into a musical family in Wellington. With a mixed ethnic background – an Indian father and a Samoan mother – she began writing songs and singing at age 11. Aaradhna is signed to the South Auckland music label Dawn Raid Entertainment, which has, in 2013, signed a deal with Universal’s Republic Records in the USA. Between 2007 and 2008 she was also briefly signed in the USA to Tongan professional American football player Ma'ake Kemoeatu's record label MK Entertainment. Aaradhna entered her first talent show at age 13 before going on to form a five-piece girl group called Lovera. Dawn Raid Entertainment discovered her when co-founder Brotha D was having his hair braided at her grandmother's house in Wellington. Read moreProfile from Audioculture, available under a Attribution Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand Licence

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  • View on NZ On Screen Aaradhna

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Soul/r’n’b singer Aaradhna was born in Wellington of Samoan/Indian descent. She made her recording debut in 2004 with Adeaze on chart topping single ‘Getting Stronger’. Her solo album I Love You was released by label Dawn Raid in 2006, and spawned two top five singles. Covers album Sweet Soul Music followed, and then Treble and Reverb (2012) — an album of 60s girl group-influenced originals conceived while living in Romania — and Brown Girl (2016), a reponse to those who try to put her in a box." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Wake Up

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Pop ; Soul ; Music Video

    "Aaradhna’s third album Treble and Reverb was released on hip hop label Dawn Raid and co-written and produced by P Money and Evan Short (Concord Dawn) — but its “retro/metro” sound channels the glory days of the classic early 60s girl groups rather than more contemporary styles. ‘Wake Up’, the lead-off single, is a bright, sunny song about trying to fix a broken soul. The video — directed by the award-winning Special Problems — nods to the era with an animated symphony of pop-coloured modern household objects happily distracting from the lyric’s call to action." (NZ On Screen summary)


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