Farida Amadou (b.1989) is a self-taught bass player based in Liège, Belgium. Having performed all over Europe since 2014 her collaborations include a diverse range of musicians from different backgrounds and genres, from jazz to punk and noise. In 2017, Farida joined the punk/noise band COCAINE PISS, recording their album "Passionate and Tragic" at Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago with Steve Albini. Farida's recent endeavors include a new duo project with London-based drummer Steve Noble, trio collaborations with renowned musicians such as Thurston Moore, and various solo performances and collaborations, including a tape release with Pavel Tchikov. In 2021, Farida created a sound installation commissioned by Europalia, and 2022 will see her touring and working on a new album. At Norbergfestival 2023, her unmatched skill and entrancing music will fill Mimerlaven.
Photo: Juliane Shütz