This workshop gives you the chance to learn from some of the last true masters from the heydays of “cosmic” jazz.
Led by the restless Idris Ackamoor a bunch of pupils of free jazz legend Cecil Taylor at Ohio’s Antioch College used a student grant to escape the US to travel to europe and then all over Africa as early as 1972, playing and recording with local musicians wherever possible.
Back in the US, The Pyramids incorporated their African experience into a music which is as unique as visionary, releasing three albums in private press before disbanding in 1977.
Almost thirty years later the musicians regrouped, encouraged by the fact that new audiences and a new generation of especially electronic music producers had enthusiastically embraced their “old” music – The Pyramids have been cited as a major influence and sampled by luminaries like Flying Lotus, Caribou, Gilles Peterson and Bonobo.
“Music is the Healing Force of the Universe Community Workshop” encourages new creative ways of engaging the public by blurring the distinctions between audience, musician and non-musician, professional performer and nonprofessional, and exploring new and unusual space for performances.
The target audience for the workshop will be professional and nonprofessional members from the general community, as well as, “closet” musicians and singers. All musical levels are encouraged to attend with compositional structures and improvisation tailored to fit the individual needs of the workshop participants.
For more information on the Workshop, visit the website: nkprojekt.de
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: Music is the Healing Force of the Universe Community Workshop
Friday, 22 May – Saturday, 23 May 2015
NK Project | Elsenstr. 52 | 2.Hinterhaus Etage 2 | 12059 Berlin/Neukölln