From the start it was clear that Farida Mohammad Ali was destined for something remarkable. After all, her name in Arabic means "The special one". She is born in 1963, in the Iraqi city of Karbala, one of the holy cities of Shia Islam, to an Azerbaidjani mother and an Iraqi father, both great lovers of music and art.


Farida becomes a national celebrity in 1985 when during a concert aired live on Iraqi television for the occasion of the annual Day of the Arts she performs for the first time what has become her signature piece: maqam Orfa. Proposed by Munir Bashir, maqam Orfa is performed by the National Orchestra of Iraq - made up of musicians who teach at the Conservatory - with Farida as vocalist. The performance is an instant success. The television studios are flooded with telephone calls: everybody wants to know who the singer was; that same night, Farida's interpretation of maqam Orfa is repeated various times. Overnight, Farida's fame has spread all over the country. Her soulful and emotional performance is applauded by the general public and connoisseurs alike.


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