May23 2019 (Thu)
7:30 PM

Sun Ra Arkestra

Under the direction of Marshall Allen

Akropolis Palace | Jazz Music

70 minutes | Available

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Date: May 23, 2019 | 19:30 (Thu)
Venue: Akropolis Palace
Duration: 70 minutes
Status: Available
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Group discount 10+ people

Don't miss The Sun Ra Arkestra, the legendary fourteen-piece orchestra founded in 1954 by Sun Ra

The Sun Ra Arkestra has imperturbably maintained the grand tradition of the legendary big bands of the Swing Era. But the star-studded cast of the fourteen-piece orchestra is also ready to blast off any time to any sphere of sound, true to their motto “space is the place”.

Founded in 1954 by piano genius, master composer, arranger and mystic visionary Sun Ra, the Sun Ra Arkestra continues to be an important motivation and source of inspiration.

Sun Ra himself remains an unfathomable paradox. Still, at the end of the Forties, before he replaced history with mystery, before he created a biography in its own right and abandoned his earthly name, Herman Poole Blount, to turn into the living myth, Sun Ra, he appeared as pianist and arranger in Fletcher Henderson’s Band.

No more of this world however is Sun Ra. He was not born, but came to planet Earth from planet Saturn in 1914, to provide the musical message of deeper understanding and cosmic harmony for the benefit of humanity. The incredible biography legitimises itself through Sun Ra’s phenomenal life work, which remains untouched by genres and vogues.

Please note:

  • No intermission
  • Dress code: casual 

 

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