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Abgesagt | abgesagt ! IDRIS ACKAMOOR & THE PYRAMIDS

In the organizer's words:

ATTENTION: Unfortunately Idris Ackamoor has to cancel the tour due to illness.

Here is the official statement from the artist:

"It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of our European Tour in March / April 2024. This is due to unforeseen illness encountered by Idris Ackamoor, the leader of the pyramids.
We know that this will bring disappointment not only to us but to all our fans and event organizers and promoters of the concerts.
We hope you can understand our disappointment, but for health reasons Idris has been advised by his doctor to refrain from Travelling / Touring until he has fully recovered from this non-invasive out patient procedure which could be several months." - Idris Ackamoor

We ask for your understanding and wish the artist a speedy recovery. Tickets already purchased for the concert in the Stadtgarten will be refunded.

Admission 19:00, start 20:00
presented by WDR Cosmo & Stadtrevue

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 the AMERICAN PREMIERE of "AFRO FUTURISTIC DREAMS," the 50th Anniversary commemorative double vinyl album release in 2023 for STRUT Records.

"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! This will be the first time Idris has composed music for orchestra musicians featuring a string quartet, additional horn section, several vocalists, as well as, his seven piece band IDRIS
ACKAMOOR☥THE PYRAMIDS. The band features Idris performing on saxophones, keytar, piano, vocals, spoken word and percussions; original Pyramids co - founder, Margaux Simmons
conducting the orchestra and performing on flutes, percussions, vocals, Sandra Poindexter on acoustic and electric violins, vocals and percussions, Bobby Cobb on guitar, and vocals, original
member Bradie Speller on congas and percussions, original member Mark Heshima Williams on acoustic and electric basses, and George Hearst on drums.

"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. "Ackamoor's route to Afro-Futurist jazz began in the US in the 1960s, but was fast tracked in 1972, when he and the band, then a trio, began a year traveling and performing in Africa. From Morocco, the group set off through Senegal for Ghana, before crossing the continent and traveling in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia. Along the way they experienced at first-hand the ritual power of music and its ability to bind communities together-the twin tenets of first-wave Afro-Futurist jazz, which combined science fiction-inspired magical realism with black consciousness-inspired socio-political activism" - ALL ABOUT JAZZ - Chris May

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27,50 €

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