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Artist Info

Sun Ra Arkestra

Powered by Audioscrobbler™The Sun Ra Arkestra is the name most commonly used for the current incarnation of Sun Ra's original band, now led by Marshall Allen.

Since 1954, Marshall Allen has been the ferocious core of the Arkestra. Under his direction, big band and swing are played to perfection and beyond. A master of both "inside" and "out," Allen steers the Arkestra to realize possibilities of future and past, always extending both, ever in cahoots with the alter-destiny. From “Medicine for a Nightmare” and “El Is a Sound of Joy” to “Astro Black” and “Enlightenment,” Arkestra performances are a ritual experiment.

Fifteen members strong, the Arkestra's big-band traditionalism is as radical today as their afro-futurist iconoclasm has been since the 1950s. Sun Ra brought early synthesizers to big band arrangements, took to the stage in processions of sparkling dancers, and explained with patient confidence that he, and perhaps we, were neither human nor Earthbound.

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Upcoming gigs:

Thu 30 Mar 2023

Sun Ra Arkestra: Big Ears Festival 2023, Knoxville, TN, United States

Concerts by BandsInTown

Sat 8 Apr 2023

Sun Ra Arkestra: Birchmere, Alexandria, VA, United States

Concerts by BandsInTown

Thu 20 Apr 2023

Sun Ra Arkestra: World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Concerts by BandsInTown

Sun 18 Jun 2023

Sun Ra Arkestra: La Sala Rossa, Montreal, QC, Canada

Concerts by BandsInTown

Thu 10 Aug 2023

Sun Ra Arkestra: Forge, North London, United Kingdom

Concerts by BandsInTown

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