March 3, 2018: Ackamoor Molina Duet at Brava Theater Center
March 3, 2018
San Francisco, CA
Brava Theater Center's Cabaret

Saturday, 03, March 2018, 8pm

At Brava Theater Center’s
Cabaret Space 2773 24th, Street San Francisco, Ca. 94110

Tickets at, or at the door.

“The Spirit, Breath of Life.” honors the grassroots fight against racially motivated murders, and police brutality. David Molina and Idris Ackamoor perform a musical, ritualistic, cleansing ceremonies for collective healing from the violence plaguing our communities. Their sets blend experimental, ambient, jazz, blues, improvisation, and global indigenous music. They play a multitude of traditional acoustic and invented instruments. Molina process these with electronics, creating sparse to dense soundscapes which can be hauntingly beautiful, or dark and unnerving. Ackamoor plays his signature alto and tenor saxophones emphasizing extended range, explosive multi-phonics, lyrical beauty, and intense “outside” playing.

David Molina
is an award-winning composer, musician, sound artist/designer, recording engineer, and instrument inventor. He has created music and sound design for all the performing arts disciplines, film, multimedia productions, and theater companies nationally and internationally, for the past 23 years. His instruments and sound installations have been displayed throughout bay area galleries and festivals. He is a founding member of Secos Y Mojados. Recent Credits: Naomi Rincon Gallardo’s The Formaldehyde Trip (SFMOMA, The Broad Museum), touring and recording with Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids, and TAU (Berlin). Molina’s music and bands: Impuritan, Ghosts and Strings, and Transient.

is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, actor, and tap dancer. He is the founder of the internationally celebrated performance company Cultural Odyssey. He is Artistic Director of the legendary world music/jazz ensemble THE PYRAMIDS. Idris has performed and collaborated with tenor saxophonists Chico Freeman and the late John Tchicai, choreographer/dancer Bill T. Jones, writer Ntozake Shange and Pearl Cleage, his longtime partner actress Rhodessa Jones, and many others. Idris was a protégé of Chicago legendary master clarinetist Clifford King who played with Jelly Roll Morton and Freddie Keppard in the 1920s.

The Spirit, Breath of Life is made possible through the Musical Grant Program, which is administered by the Intermusic SF, and supported by the Heller Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation and San Francisco Grants for the Arts

Press quotes
“Molina has the uncanny ability to make music out of anything. He draws inspiration from the urban landscape and the refuse most people discard as nonfunctional and obsolete,
breathing new life and music into them.” – Dorothy Santos, Asterisk Magazine

“[Ackamoor’s] compositions incorporated intercontinental and cosmic sources, opening passages into boundless periods and locales, each one seemingly unearthed from futuristic sarcophagi.” – Sam Ada, Fader Magazine