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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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Audio: Kelsey Lu, “I Respect You Black Man”

In celebration of Sun Ra’s 102nd birthday, the always mesmerizing and multi-talented songstress Kelsey Lu released “I Respect You Black Man.” On the track, Lu plays the piano while a clip of an interview done by Sun Ra from ’64 plays alongside. The clip is taken from ‘Pharoah Sanders – In The Beginning: 1963-1964.’ “Happy Birthday…

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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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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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