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Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq

Gudrun Fuasi


Band leader, Arranger, Composer, Producer, Educator"

Fuasi started his music career as a singer in the church at the young age of 6 as a soloist in the youth choir. his mother started him on clarinet when he was 8 years of age and throughout his early years, his musical talent was already evident in the number of competition awards he won in elementary and junior high school bands he performed in. His early career included two LP Albums he recorded at the age of 10 and 11 as 1st clarinetist in the Los Angeles Unified All City Elementary School Honor Orchestra.
He received a B.A degree in Sociology and Music at Whitman College, in Walla Walla, Washington. Fuasi has begun performing professionally since 1972 after graduating from college while during his post graduate studies with the late great African-American pianist, Horace Tapscott and the institution named, “UGMAA” (Union of God's Musicians and Artist Ascension) in Los Angeles, California. This led to a lifetime relationship with Tapscott's Pan-African People's Arkestra (“PAPA”), during which time he served as assistant conductor, arranger, composer, copyist and player of saxophone, clarinet and flute.
He has performed from coast to coast in the U.S. and in 1992 he came to Berlin where he became well known in the city's music scene. During the last 25 years abroad in Germany he as toured throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America.
he has led his own ensembles as well as sharing the stage with such greats as Walter Bishop Jr., Jimmy Garrison, Sam Rivers, Jeff Littleton, Rudy Stevenson, Ed Blackwell, Arthur Blythe, Joe Bowie, Hal Singer, Sugar Blue, Benny Golson, Abdu Salim, Dick de Graaf, Abraham Burton, Omar Sosa, Kelvin Sholar and Winard Harper to name a few.