Faruq Z. Bey


Faruq Z. Bey, a free-jazz saxophonist and composer best known in the Detroit area, died June 1 of emphysema and other causes. He was either 69 or 70—his exact birth year was in doubt.

Bey led the group Griot Galaxy, which formed in 1972 and had a revolving membership through the years. Griot Galaxy, which was known for wearing silver face paint and African costuming, was most popular during the 1980s and toured Europe during that period. Other members included Tony Holland, David McMurray, Tani Tabbal and Jaribu Shahid.  read more…


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