Sun Ra

Sun Ra was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1914, and was an American performer and composer of avant-garde jazz. Sun Ra’s fascination with all supernatural and extraterrestrial life manifested itself both in his experimental sound worlds, which he created together with the Sun Ra Arkestra that is still active today, and also in his Afro-futurist stage wardrobe. During his creative period, that spanned four decades, he released more than 100 albums and his complex fabrics of sound had a profound influence on free jazz.

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