Sadiq Bey is a well known innovator and collaborator. His history, from studio to stage, has illustrated the necessity of the non-genre approach in the roll of poet-musician. From the earliest collaboration with the late saxophonist, Faruq Z. Bey, he was co-founder of Griot Galaxy in Detroit, where they played Sun Ra covers at the infamous Cobb’s Corner to packed houses every weekend, to the Artistic Director of the historic African World Festival to performing the 100th anniversary (2012) of Arnold Schönberg’s Piero Lunaire at Mozart Saal, with pianist Uri Caine and soprano, Cristina Zavolloni in Vienna. An extraordinary story teller and raconteur, he writes and performs such disparate texts as I’m Stuck (Don Byron, Existential Dread) to Iago’s Credo (Uri Caine, Othello Syndrome). After moving to Berlin in early 2000, he released Slow the Ear, his first solo release on Allzeit Musik label in 2008-9. He recently performed the role of Maurice in the stirring play Schwarz gemacht (by Alex Thomas) at the English Theatre Berlin in 2014.