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Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids Debut 'We Be All Africans' LP
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids Debut 'We Be All Africans' LP

Premiere: Cosmic Jazz Giants Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids Return w/ First Album In Nearly 40 Years [Stream]

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids Debut 'We Be All Africans' LP

"‘We Be All Africans’ is a message of survival. A message of renewal. A message that we are all brothers and sisters. We are all one family, the human family and we need one another in order to survive on this planet that we all share." - Idris Ackamoor 

Back with their first album in nearly 40 years, west coast jazz cosmonauts, Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramidsare strapped with a whole new brand of funk and fusion this time around. In their formative years, Ackamoor's outfit was revered for its magnetic live shows and dizzying displays of musicianship, fueling a cult-like following and driving up the demand for new, or at least reissued, material since disbanding in 1977. Since then, Ackamoor has released a grip of solo albums and eventually got the band back together in 2007, only amplifying the anticipation for new material.

Now, in 2016, nine years after their reformation, Idris & The Pyramids are potent as ever, readying the release of their fourth studio album, We Be All Africans, which is as much of an ode to a bygone era in jazz as a proclamation of its safety in the hands of seasoned veterans and stunningly talented young guns alike. For those hip to The Pyramids' angle, We Be All Africans should provide you with the heady blend of afro-beat bounce and funk frolic you've been yearning for, especially for those that took heed to BRAINFEEDER's 2015 call.

Get swept up in the cosmic glow of Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramid's We Be All Africans below ahead of its official release this Friday, May 27th, via Strut Records. Pre-order your copy today. You can also scroll down to see a rare clip of the original line-up, circa 1975, performing a set live on a KQED TV special.