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Idris Ackamoor and Cultural Odyssey
Contributor | San Francisco, CA
Touring Europe for USA musicians has become increasingly difficult due to rising airfares, baggage costs, and lodging! This places American based bands at a real disadvantage! Many times this makes returning to the USA after a tour seriously drowning in debt. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has been my “lifeline” playing a major part in my band’s journey through the shaky seas and rough terrain of European touring. MAAF’s past support has been of enormous help allowing for my band, Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids, to continue to have a ongoing presence on the European touring scene conducting tours and performing at prestigious festivals without “losing our shirts”! At a time when America’s image has recently come under scrutiny, what better way to heal divisions, honor America’s indigenous art form, and act as global musical ambassadors then to be supported by a indispensable Foundation like the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation? As they say, “They are the only game in town!”
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation works with a variety of national, regional and state partners including the National Endowment for the Arts, our State Arts Agency partners, and the five other U.S. Regional Arts Organizations. Our work with our partners provides the backbone of our programming and informs our mission.