Avant-garde pan-African spiritual music, free jazz and funk whirled in a social agenda by the legendary The Pyramids with Idris Ackamoor in front. The group goes back to the 1970’s where it grew out of a racially and socially troubled America but they also had their eyes set on Africa which was and still easily is heard in the group’s sound. The band put artistic freedom above everything else and self-released their records, however, this was probably on of the major reason for the band’s undeserved narrow outreach and after three records of exploratory spiritual and danceable music they stopped playing in 1977. Fortunately, they reunited in 2007 and during their latest European tour, we met the band.
Recorded at Jazzhouse in Copenhagen
Filmed by Søren Rye
Mixed by Klaus Q Hedegaard