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Saturday, 2/25/23 – 7:30pm
Idris Ackamoor’s Pyramids 50th Anniversary Listening Party

In celebration of a HALF CENTURY in the performing arts beginning with the founding of his legendary band, THE PYRAMIDS in 1972, Idris Ackamoor will salute this epoch with aSpecial 50th Anniversary Listening Party, Composer conversation, and Black History “TOAST”, as a prequel to“AFRO FUTURISTIC DREAMS,”  the 50th Anniversary commemorative double vinyl album release in 2023 for STRUT Records and San Francisco premiere at the Presidio Theater, March 14-19, 2023 withIDRIS ACKAMOOR☥THE PYRAMIDS performing the full orchestra score featuring a string quartet, an additional horn section, as well as, his seven piece band.
  “AFRO FUTURISTIC DREAMS,” is a departure from any albums recorded by Idris Ackamoor with The Pyramids or his other ensembles over his entire career as a performer and composer! “AFRO FUTURISTIC DREAMS,” pays homage to the present AFROFUTURISM movement that has embraced the science-fiction writers Octavia Butler and Samuel R. Delany, and musician Sun Ra.  IDRIS ACKAMOOR ☥THE PYRAMIDS also have been celebrated as progenitors of Afrofuturism in interviews and articles.

Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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