Madi was born in Japan and went to school on a southern island whilst her father was sent by the US Air Force to Vietnam as an intelligence officer during the War. She looks back on her kindergarten yearbook and reflects on how she felt like the outsider.
Memories through music
A boyfriend gave Madi a banjo in Colorado – she dropped the boyfriend but kept the banjo and has been playing it ever since. She now plays the banjo in a London group called The Handlers and says it is “an annoying and interesting and jolly instrument”!
A musician and performer through and through, Madi played the piano since she was six, and also plays the guitar, sings and she runs a small music shop in London.
In this podcast Madi also tells us about the meaning of a small bronze sculpture by Robert Graham, a fish pen and a very special book. Listen now to hear why they mean so much to her.
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