Interview with Lu Fuki and Tazeen Ayub, Detroit, Michigan

Lu Fuki and Tazeen Ayub are performing artists and community organizers based in Detroit, Michigan. Lu Fuki is a guitar player and composer, as well as a director at Dream of Detroit, a nonprofit organization in the Westside of Detroit that focuses on fairness and equity in economics and housing. Tazeen is a composer, instrumentalist, and vocalist, as well a professor of Arabic. They have performed in a wide range of venues including the St. John Coltrane Church in San Francisco and the Burning Man festival in Black Rock City, Nevada. Together, they are founders and members of the collective Lu Fuki & Divine Providence, which comprises dancers, visual artists, and poets, as well as an Afro-Jazz Spirit band. They are also co-directors of GAMA Detroit, the local chapter for Gather All Muslim Artists, a national non-profit organization that seeks to create a platform that nurtures Muslim artists in the United States.
Interviewed by Tamar Sella, 09/15/2020.