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For the Record is a conversation series where we speak with all manner of music heads — DJs, music journos, indie label captains, record shop owners, listening bar kingpins, et al — about their stories + the music that makes them.

Farida Amadou

Farida Amadou is a self taught bass player based in Brussels, Belgium. The electric bass has been her main instrument since 2011. In 2013, she started to play a lot of different genres, including blues, jazz and hip-hop. Then Farida discovered improvisation music, a style and community she quickly embraced. In 2017, after spending a year playing bass for Belgian punk band Cocaine Piss, Farida decided to focus on her solo improvisation practice and collaborations. Since then, she’s played with folks like Steve Noble, Thurston Moore, Peter Brötzmann, and Moor Mother.
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Music Mentions


Discovering music today (24:20):

First album ever purchased (26:02):

Most recent album purchased (26:53):

Artists discovered in the past year (28:25):

Desert island discs (30:35):

Future guest recommendations (38:08):