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Farida was born in 1963 in kerbala, Iraq.
Art Diploma from Musical Studies Institute 1990. Member of Iraqi Musical Heritage Group 1986-1989. Member of Iraqi Artists Union 1987.
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 Gom...