Farah Joan

Farah Joan Fard is a writer, media manager/producer, and performer. She currently works in digital media and publishing. She is also a freelance writer. Her writing has been published in Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Medium, Sonicbids, Performer Magazine, the Village Voice, Tom Tom Magazine, XOJane, CollegeXpress, and more. She has provided commentary for CityWide Blackout, Cincy Plugged In, the Movie Matters Podcast, and the Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop comments and poll.


Despite transferring to Emerson College’s visual and media arts program, after originally enrolling as a journalism student, she dove into music journalism through a program at Berklee College of Music, where she was also taking classes. She has interviewed artists such as Terri Lyne Carrington, Blues Traveler, Fiction Plane, Karmin, Clint Mansell, Creed Bratton, and Gentlemen Hall, and covered press for tours including Janelle Monae, The Police, She & Him, Muse, and Kimbra. You may find some of these pieces in her 2013 Musician Career Profiles Project here.

She currently focuses her writing on the arts, social issues, and health.

She drums in the alternative jazz band, Savoir Faire, led by Sarah Fard, who was named a finalist in the RAW Artist Awards in Boston in 2011, and was listed as Citywide Blackout’s Best of 2012 Performances.

This blog is named after her favorite rudiment, the paradiddle. She would have named the site after something else she likes, but didn’t want to name it Star Wars, Baked Goods, Cats! Dot com.

In the meantime, check out her latest at Marie Claire, Women’s Health, and Medium .


2 thoughts on “Farah Joan

  1. Hi. I am a music teacher at the high school level. I am teaching a music industry class and would like any advice or links you could give me. I have no curriculum, books or anything like that. However, all students have laptops for internet access.

    1. Hi, Heather!
      Thank you so much for checking out the blog. My sister, Sarah, is also a music teacher!
      Feel free to check out the interviews I posted here for some ideas:

      I’ve found that first hand resources and primary sources to be the most telling, which is why I decided to start the blog. If you have more questions, feel free to email me through the contact page.


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