Cultural Odyssey

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Cultural Odyssey's mission is to support the artistic work and vision of Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor, as well as an ancillary group of emerging and established performing artists. To implement its mission, Cultural Odyssey locally premieres the original productions of Jones & Ackamoor, presents the Cultural Odyssey Performance Series, offers free and low cost technical assistance to artists and small arts organizations, and conducts residencies and national and international tours. As well, it operates a community-based program entitled, The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women that serves female inmates, ex-inmates, HIV positive women, and female community participants. In addition, the company conducts jazz programming spearheaded by Idris Ackamoor & THE PYRAMIDS and the Music is the Healing Force of the Universe Community Orchestra. [1]


762 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA

Contact Information

(415) 292-1850


Founded by Idris Ackamoor in 1979 and joined by Rhodessa Jones in 1983

Dates of Operation

1979 - present

Type of Space

Community Served

Additional Information and Resources

About this Article

This article was originally created as part of SOMArts Cultural Center's Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces. To learn how to add or edit content please visit the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism's online History Collection Lab.


  1., "6-29-2015"