Farida & The Iraqi Maqam Ensemble
Curated by Jerusalem In My Heart
Farida Mohammad Ali's mastery of the ancient maqam discipline - a lifetime’s pursuit - is truly extraordinary. In execution, this traditional singing technique requires full command of complex melodies, as well as a an understanding of the embedded philosophies within them. But most of all, it's common custom in Arabic cultures for maqam singers to be male. Farida Mohammad Ali however, is well-versed in maqam al-baghdadi, a form of maqam rooted in the very beginnings of civilization, emphasizing and encouraging more free-form singing.
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Friday Aug 24th 2018
Listen to Farida & The Iraqi Maqam Ensemble's full performance at Le Guess Who? 2017
Tuesday Oct 31st 2017
Re-watch Farida Mohammed Ali perform on Vrije Geluiden TV
Tuesday Aug 1st 2017