Idris Ackamoor

Idris Ackamoor (San Francisco, CA) is a composer and performer whose work is rooted in the artistic principles embodied in the music, theater, and dance he encountered in his travels to Africa in the 1970s. His works include collaborations with choreographer Bill T. Jones, playwright Ed Bullen, musician Don Moye and performer Rhodessa Jones. Ackamoor has toured the Uniited States, Europe and Japan for the last twelve years. He recently premiered a collaboration with Rhodessa Jones, Ed Bullen, and rock musician/composer Vernon Reid, called Emergency Report, which is based on materials derived from the life stories of participating at-risk inner city youth.