Sun Ra Arkestra @ Festsaal Kreuzberg

11nov20:0023:00Sun Ra Arkestra @ Festsaal Kreuzberg

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Sun Ra was a jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his cosmic philosophy, musical compositions, and performances. He was one of the most important figure in 60’s avante garde jazz along with artists such as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, and Albert Ayler. ”Of all the jazz musicians, Sun Ra was probably the most controversial” critic Scott Yanow said, due to Sun Ra’s eclectic music and unorthodox lifestyle. Claiming that he was of the ”Angel Race” and not from Earth, but from Saturn, Sun Ra developed a complex persona of ”cosmic” philosophies and lyrical poetry that made him a pioneer of Afrofuturism as he preached awareness and peace above all.