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

Presented by Presidio Theatre

Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, at 8 PM


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.



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Presidio Theatre on the Main Post

Presidio Theatre on the Main Post

99 Moraga Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129
United States