Tag: Sun Ra


Sun Ra

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Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, legal name Le Sony’r Ra; May 22, 1914 – May 30, 1993) was a prolific jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his “cosmic philosophy,” musical compositions and performances. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a 1979 inductee of the Alabama Jazz […]


SUN RA – Retrospective Exhibition

Sun Ra, 1993 Gleason Award winner. “Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun Ra, El Saturn & Chicago’s Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-68,” is a small, piquant exhibition of art, writing and ephemera related to Sun Ra’s life. This link is a story from the New York Times about Sun Ra.