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D/B presents: The Pyramids – A Journey into Psychedelic Afro Jazz @ Volksbühne Berlin | Sunday, 28.11.2010

The Pyramids, founded 1971 at ohio’s ANTIOCH college, THE PYRAMIDS soon embarked on an amazing cultural odyssey which lead them, via europe to africa. Legendary & Digital in Berlin highly Recommended!

[audio:the_pyramids 02 land of eternal song suite part 3.mp3]There they not only visited the legendary rock churches in LALIBELA (ethopia), which lend one of their albums the name, but also lived in ghana and kenya for a while. members included the never resting IDRIS ACKAMOOR and his soon-to-become wife, flautist MARGO ACKAMOOR.

2007 saw a highly energetic reunion of the group in the original line-up, which has performed several shows in the bay area now, boosting their trademark sound of massive afrocentric drumming meets ecstatic group improvisations.

At the dawn of the 1970s, saxophonist Idris Ackamoor, flautist Margo Simmons and bassist Kimathi Asante were embedded in the radical artistic hotbed of Ohio’s Antioch College. Idris Ackamoor had cut his teeth with Albert Ayler’s alto player Charles Tyler in LA & Clifford King in Chicago and had his own free jazz outfit.

The Pyramids | A short Intro

The Collective- with Margo Simmons and three other Ohio musicians; Kimathi Asante had played in a handful of obscure acid rock bands before being tapped by Sonny Sharrock’s Brute Force but like many of the musicians caught up in the gestalt at Antioch, it was under the tutelage of Cecil Taylor and participation in his 40 member Black Music Ensemble that Idris, Kimathi and Margot began to galvanize a vision of the free black music they would soon play as The Pyramids.

2010 will not only bring the reissue of all 3 PYRAMIDS albums on cd and as digital download on chicago’s mighty IKEF imprint, but also the band’s first ever tour in europe since the early days…

Support comes from britain’s legendary purveyors of manic out-folk, VOLCANO THE BEAR, and an excellent line of berlin based djs, dropping the rarest and best in cosmic jazz.

Planet Rock Booking are very proud to present the reunited, most mysterious of all cosmic afro jazz collectives. Presented by Spex, taz & Digital in Berlin. Win 2×2 Tickets for the Concert! Just send a mail to win@digitalinberlin.de


The Pyramids LIVE (Ikef, USA)
Support: Volcano the Bear

Volksbühne | Linienstraße 227 | 10178 Berlin/Mitte
Sunday, 31.10.2010 | 20:00 CET

http://www.volksbuehne-berlin.de | Map | Facebook Eventwww.myspace.com/thepyramidseuropeantour

Tour Dates:
27.11.10 de frankfurt brotfabrik www.brotfabrik.info
28.11.10 de berlin volksbuehne www.volksbuehne-berlin.de
30.11.10 de munich rote sonne www.rote-sonne.com
01.12.10 at wels waschaecht www.waschaecht.at
03.12.10 at salzburg jazzit www.jazzit.at
04.12.10 at nickelsdorf jazzgalerie www.konfrontationen.at
06.12.10 dk aarhus atlas www.atlasaarhus.dk
08.12.10 dk copenhagen mayhem
09.12.10 de hamburg kampnagel www.kampnagel.de
10.12.10 be aalst netwerk www.netwerk-art.be
11.12.10 nl den haag state x www.state-xnewforms.nl