Famoudou Don Moye

Donald Moye, Jr. (born May 23, 1946), known as Famoudou Don Moye, is an American jazz percussionist and drummer. He is most known for his involvement with the Art Ensemble of Chicago and is noted for his mastery of African and Caribbean percussion instruments and rhythmic techniques.

Moye was born in Rochester, New York, United States, and performed in various drum and bugle corps(including the Rochester Crusaders) during his youth, as well as church choir. Moye has commented that he really “didn’t have an affinity for the bugle… and just kind of gravitated towards drums.

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