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A Poem for Faruq – friend, mentor, musician, poet

                Learning to Listen                                            (for Faruq)                         by Marc Beaudin      “Listen to the reed and how it tells a tale, complaining of separation” –from “Mathnawi” by Rumi as interpreted/reimagined by Faruq Z. Bey (1942 – 2012) With dusk … Continue reading

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"Rwanda" by Faruq Z. Bey & The Northwoods Improvisers

There are lions and oribi roaming through the savannah during the opening mystery of this song. Dark birds of prey follow their movements. Mike Gilmore, Nick Ashton and Mike Johnston create a percussive landscape filled with shadow and flashes of … Continue reading

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