Press Release: Free Concerts at the Presidio Theatre

Presidio Theatre on the Main Post presents: 

Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids 50th Anniversary at the Presidio Theatre 

Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, at 8 p.m. 

Presidio Theatre on the Main Post 
99 Moraga Avenue 
San Francisco CA, 94129



Credit: Presidio Theatre on the Main Post 
Caption: Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids 50th Anniversary at the Presidio Theatre  

In celebration of half a 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 in two performances at the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco for free to the public. Presented by the Presidio Theatre and Cultural Odyssey, the performances celebrate the 50th anniversary commemorative double vinyl album release in 2023 of Afro Futuristic Dreams for STRUT Records.

Idris Ackamoor just returned from a triumphant European tour that began at the renowned Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and continued throughout Germany and Italy to sold out houses and critical acclaim.

Afro Futuristic Dreams is a departure from other albums recorded by Idris Ackamoor with The Pyramids or his other ensembles over his career as a performer and composer and features the first music Ackamoor composed for orchestral musicians. It features string quartet, additional horn section, multiple vocalists and his band, Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids. The band features Idris performing on saxophones, keytar, piano, vocals, spoken word and percussion; original Pyramids co-founder Margaux Simmons conducting the orchestra and performing on flutes, percussion, vocals; Sandra Poindexter on acoustic and electric violins, vocals and percussion, Bobby Cobb on guitar, and vocals, 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.  

About Presidio Theatre on the Main Post: 
The completely renovated and expanded Presidio Theatre features a 600-seat proscenium theatre, a pavilion and courtyard for events, large rehearsal space and other amenities. The Theatre is the result of a gift from the Margaret E. Haas Fund to restore and expand the facility and return it to the public for a wide variety of uses including live music, theater, dance, film, lectures and events.

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