Griot Galaxy

City: 
Detroit
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1972-1989
Former Members: 

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Griot Galaxy was an avant-garde jazz band led by Detroit saxophonist and poet Faruq Z. Bey. The band was founded in 1972 with drummer Tani Tabbal, bassist Jaribu Shahid, and saxophonists Bey, Anthony Holland and David McMurray. Their first recorded appearance is often cited as coming from a 1976 album by Phil Ranelin entitled Vibes from the Tribe. Bey is featured with Ranelin on a track called He the One We All Know with drummer Tariq Samad and David Abdul Kahafiz on zeetar. Bey is credited as Faruk Hanif Bey.

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Afro-American Ethnic Festival 07/19/1975 Hart Plaza Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 11/30/1975 Trotter House Ann Arbor Michigan USA
New Dimensions In Cultural Awareness 03/21/1976 Langston Hughes Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 05/07/1976 Compared To What? Highland Park Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 08/26/1977 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 09/09/1977 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 09/16/1977 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 09/30/1977 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 10/14/1977 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 12/26/1977 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 01/02/1978 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 01/23/1978 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 02/27/1978 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 03/27/1978 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 04/17/1978 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 04/24/1978 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 05/14/1978 Northwest Activities Center Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz on a Summer Day 06/11/1978 Belle Isle Band Shell Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 09/19/1978 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 11/13/1978 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 11/20/1978 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 12/04/1978 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 12/18/1978 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Griot Galaxy 02/19/1979 Cobb's Corner Detroit Michigan USA
Detroit Jazz Stars 02/21/1979 Punch & Judy Theater Grosse Pointe Farms Michigan USA

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