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Happy Birthday Sun Ra

Today we celebrate the earth arrival day of jazz composer, philosopher and all-around creative, the cosmic Sun Ra with a specially curated Tidal playlist by our own, Solange. She took to Twitter to express how much of an impact his contributions have had on her own life. “These songs got me through the last few years.…

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A New Animated Series Explores the Sophistication of Afrofuturism with Sun Ra

Journalist and filmmaker Sama’an Ashrawi is the brainchild behind an awesome, new animated series exploring Afrofuturism using some of the real life trailblazers behind the culture-centric, Sci-Fi aesthetic. In just over 2 ½ minutes, the first experience maps cosmic captain Sun Ra’s journey into the stars through music. Delving into the various distinctive aspects of…

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Saint Heron Celebrates Sun Ra’s 102nd Earth Birthday

Today the Jazz composer, icon, pioneer, innovator, bandleader, and cosmic philosopher that is Sun Ra would have celebrated 102 years of life on Earth. We honor as well as celebrate his life and legacy; and all that he has been to Jazz music. From creating 200 plus albums, to forming an amazing Arkestra that we…

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Saint Heron & Bigcommerce Launch New Web Store During SXSW With The Legendary Sun Ra Arkestra

On Friday, March 18th, the Saint Heron team was thrilled to work in collaboration with Bigcommerce for the exciting launch of our new web store during this year’s SXSW. “Black Sky, Blue Moon” was a night to remember as special guests were transported to the award winning, Victorian estate Barr Mansion for a sit down…

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The Sun Ra Arkestra, A Truly Extraterrestrial Sound & Experience

We all know the classic, incomparable Jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis and many more. However, when considering who pioneered this genre beyond our years, we have to attribute this to Sun Ra. Jazz composer/icon, pioneer, innovator, bandleader, cosmic philosopher, and the list could honestly go on as to what…

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Audio: Sunni Colón, “Little Things” (Produced by KAYTRANADA)

This summer was packed with new music as hot as it’s beloved weather and now as we prepare to welcome the approaching autumnal breeze, Sunni Colón is swooping in just in time with a new single. While the LA-based singer croons a plea in favor of love’s too-often-overlooked “Little Things,” KAYTRANADA’s groovy synths get to…

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Audio: Rex Orange County, “SUNFLOWER”

Just in time for the season change, Rex Orange County has released an infectious new tune in anticipation of the warm weather to come. Dubbed as a “multi-talented prodigy,” the British newcomer is on his way to the top, and right fully so. If the stamp of approval from Tyler the Creator wasn’t enough, he also functions…

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Stream Lion Babe’s Vibrant ‘Sun Joint’ Mixtape

Last week musical duo Lion Babe released the first single from their new mixtape Sun Joint. Now, we’ve received the full effort which enlists musical guests Junglepussy, DJ Dahi, Raury, and Angel Haze. Dripped with Lion Babe’s signature vibrant soundscapes, the project features airy atmospheric tracks for hopeful summer mornings, boom-bap drums, interpolations of Ol’…

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The First Trailer For Nas’ Sundance Film ‘The Land’ Has Been Released

As we reported in December, Nas is serving as executive producer of Sundance film The Land along with producing the accompanying soundtrack. The cast includes Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, The Wire‘s Michael K. Williams, Kim Coates, Machine Gun Kelly, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Ezri Walker, as well as the incomparable Erykah Badu. The film not only features an amazing cast…

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Chance The Rapper Serves Up A 1950’s Styled Visual for “Sunday Candy”

Chance The Rapper reveals a fun visual for “Sunday Candy,” featuring M&O‘s Jamila Wood. The Austin Vesely-directed visual works more like a short film that situates Chance in the middle of a Broadway production alongside a full supporting cast. Journey back into the 1950’s with the visual above. “Sunday Candy” is lifted from Chance The…

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Raury Delivers A PSA Against Phone Addiction On “Seven Suns”

Just after west-coast emerging artists Kyle and Kehlani debuted their “Just A Picture,” single against social media addiction, another young crooner follows up with a PSA that calls for you to put your phone down and take a break from technology. Since emerging just last year Atlanta’s Raury has already proved that he is the…

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Audio: Raury, “Sunshine”

Last month, we met Raury, the 17-year-old East Atlanta talent who proclaimed to be “the savior” on his spiritual folk anthem, “God Whisper.” But he isn’t tenaciously declaring self-absorbed revelations — instead he is paving the way for his generation to cultivate their own experiences and follow their own voices. After exhibiting his artistic vigor…

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