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Sunday, March 19, 2023 4:00 PM // Rackham Auditorium

Farida and the Iraqi Maqam Ensemble

 

Farida Mohammad Ali was born in 1963 in Kerbala, Iraq, and has established 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 extensive training have enabled her to perform some of the most challenging maqams, and her mastery of the form is truly extraordinary with both a technique that requires full command of complex melodies and an understanding of the philosophies embedded within them. Farida specializes in maqam al-baghdadi, which has its roots in the culture of Mesopotamia and is a secular form that relies on improvisation. When Farida became the first Iraqi woman to perform maqam in the US in 2001, the New York Times reviewer likened her to Linda Ronstadt, while the Chicago Tribune detected “the swelling sweetness of Bonnie Raitt wrapped around the gale-force power of Pavarotti.”

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Farida and the Iraqi Maqam Ensemble
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3/19/23 4:00 PM
Rackham Auditorium

Farida and the Iraqi Maqam Ensemble

Order 2022/23 Season Tickets
Season ticket packages are now available!
Individual event tickets on sale Tue Aug 2
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Farida Mohammad Ali was born in 1963 in Kerbala, Iraq, and has established 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 extensive training have enabled her to perform some of the most challenging maqams, and her mastery of the form is truly extraordinary with both a technique that requires full command of complex melodies and an understanding of the philosophies embedded within them. Farida specializes in maqam al-baghdadi, which has its roots in the culture of Mesopotamia and is a secular form that relies on improvisation. When Farida became the first Iraqi woman to perform maqam in the US in 2001, the New York Times reviewer likened her to Linda Ronstadt, while the Chicago Tribune detected “the swelling sweetness of Bonnie Raitt wrapped around the gale-force power of Pavarotti.”

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Farida and the Iraqi Maqam Ensemble
Rackham Auditorium
Season ticket packages are now available!
Individual event tickets on sale Tue Aug 2

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Order 2022/23 Season Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

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