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Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: May 23, 1946

Famoudou Don Moye - drums, percussion

The man most associated with the Art Ensemble of Chicago as its percussion master, drummer extraordinaire Famoudou Don Moye was born on May 23, 1946, in Rochester, New York. In high school, he began playing drums, congas and bongos and went on to study percussion at Wayne State University.

In 1968, Moye toured Europe with the Detroit Free Jazz Band and worked briefly in Italy for RAI (Italian Radio and Television). While abroad, Moye had the opportunity to work with Steve Lacy, Pharoah Sanders, Sonny Sharrock, Randy Weston and Art Taylor and to collaborate extensively with Moroccan musicians....
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Music

Featured recording “A Symphony of Cities”

A Symphony of Cities

Southport Records
2002
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    For Bobo

    AECO Records
    2010
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    Bamako Chicago Express (Live In Longiano)

    AECO Records
    2002
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    A Symphony Of Cities

    Southport Records
    2002
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    The African Tapes

    Golden Years of New Jazz
    2001
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    Afrikan Song

    AECO Records
    1996
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    Jam For Your Life!

    AECO Records
    1991
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    The African Tapes Volume 2

    AECO Records
    1988
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