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Ahmed Abdullah

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: May 10, 1947    

Ahmed worked for Carnegie Hall's Education Department and the Brooklyn Philharmonic as a performing and teaching artist for a number of years. He is currently a Teaching Fellow with the Department of Education, teaching music in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn at PS 3. He has a Masters degree in education and is also an adjunct professor at The New School, a university in Manhattan, where he teaches a course on the music and philosophy of Sun Ra. He has written a yet- to-be published memoir of his experience in the music entitled, A Strange Celestial Road (Traveling the Spaceways).

He leads the group Diaspora (Dispersions of the Spirit of Ra), which combines poetry and lyrics with a large instrumental group as well as the group Ebonic Tones. He is a founding member of the collective quartet, NAM. He formed Melchizedek Music Productions in 1995 with his wife, Monique Ngozi Nri. Together, they have produced concerts locally and abroad. ...
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    Traveling the Spaceways

    Planet Arts
    2005
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    Taras Song

    TUM Records
    2005
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    Song of Time


    2004
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    NAM - Actual Proof

    Buda Musique
    1999
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    Abdullah Live At Ali's Alley

    Buda Musique
    1980
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    Life's Force

    Buda Musique
    1979

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