She has estabilshed a reputation throughout the Arab world for her brilliant performances of the classical Maqam, a form of Arab art music traditionally sung by men. Her powerful voice and her extensive training in the Iraqi and Arab maqam have enabled her to perform some of the most challenging maqam of Arab music. She studied with Munir Bashir, the late Iraqi Ud (lute) Master, who encouraged her to perform classical Iraqi Maqam despite the traditional barrier to women. She has also studied with sha ubi Ibrahim,Hussein Al-Athami and Mohammad Gomar.
She graduated from the Institute of music in Baghdad,Became the first women teacher of classical Iraqi Maqam, and currently specialized in twenty Maqam. Her album Mawal E Magamat Iraqi p&s by New Samarkand is chosen as(Top of theWorld) by the international music magazine SongLines, published in London in October 2000. Farida has one of the most distinguished female voice nowadays especially in Iraqi song, and she stands in the formost position. Website:http://www.faridamaqam4u.com/ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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