Aaradhna [AH-RAD-NA] Patel is a 33 year old artist known by her stage name of Aaradhna. She is a New Zealand born recording artist signed under the music label “Dawn Raid Entertainment”. She made her music debut in 2004 featuring on the single “Getting Stronger” with the group Adeaze [A-DEEZ] which peaked at number one on the official New Zealand Singles Chart.
Aaradhna is a New Zealander of Samoan and Indian descent. She first showed singing aspirations at the young age of 11, singing along with her mother to traditional Samoan and country songs. Aaradhna also began writing her own music at the same age. She entered her first talent quest at the age of 13 making it into the finals.
Her debut album “I Love You”, entered the New Zealand top 20, and she has also had various songs on feature films including the top 5 single “They Don’t Know” featuring New Zealand hip-hop star Savage. Aaradhna released a club-inspired song alongside Australian producer, Paul Mac in late 2006 titled “Love Declaration”. The song features on Mac’s album “Panic Room”. In Australia the single reached #31 on the local charts.
Her album “Sweet Soul Music”, a throw-back to the soul classics including The Jackson 5 cover “I Want You Back”, was released on iTunes and various music stores in New Zealand on 14 February 2008 to coincide with Valentine’s Day.
Her most recent studio album titled Brown Girl was released in July 2016. Tonight we will be playing ‘Brown Girl’ from Aaradhna’s latest album, which relates to racism which she has experienced both first hand, and as witness to others around her.