Happy Birthday Famoudou Don Moye
May 23, 1946
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Percussionist Famoudou Don Moye was born on May 23, 1946, in Rochester, New York.
Moye was introduced to jazz by his mother, who worked at a local club that regularly hosted famous jazz musicians.
Throughout his career, Moye has contributed his extensive knowledge of jazz, African, and Caribbean percussion to a variety of groups, most notably the groundbreaking Art Ensemble of Chicago.
The “Art Ensemble of Chicago” performed at Berlin Jazzfest on October 31, 1991.
Lester Bowie – trumpet
Joseph Jarman – reeds
Roscoe Mitchell – reeds
Malachi Favors Maghostut – bass
Famoudou Don Moye – drums
Ken interviews Paul Steinbeck, author of “Message to Our Folks”, the story of the Art Ensemble of Chicago.