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SUN RA ARKESTRA

Thursday March 23rd

20.00 hours

PRESALE: € 23

DOORS: € 26
WITH CULTURECARD KU LEUVEN:
PRESALE: € 20 - DOORS: € 23

This year, Sun Ra Arkestra is celebrating its sixtieth birthday. The band emphasizes its influence on contemporary jazz with a world tour.
From 1955 until his death in 1993, the eccentric multi-instrumentalist and composer Sun Ra lead his Arkesta, a big band effortlessly combining avant-garde jazz with modern electronics. Their cosmic Afro-futuristic jazz (big band meets electronics) and mystical live shows (Ancient Egypt meets Star Trek) shook up the jazz world.

After the death of Sun Ra, saxophonist Marshall Allen picked up the torch. For 58 years now, he has been playing with the orchestra and he is still able to keep the music of Sun Ra alive and kicking. The impact of Sun Ra is undeniable, also for the youngest lovers of cool jazz.

photo Suso Navarrete

www.sunraarkestra.com