Sun Ra Arkestra
Saturday 9th May
Tickets £35 | Doors 19:30
Subterania are proud to announce the return of the Sun Ra Arkestra, celebrating 30 years of Sub and 95 years of band leader Marshall Allen in one very special night.
Composer, keyboardist, bandleader, philosopher, poet, and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn, Sun Ra led his “Intergalactic Arkestra” of thirty-plus musicians in a career that ranged from boogie-woogie and swing to be-bop, free jazz, fusion, and New Age music until his death in 1993.
The Sun Ra Arkestra still perform today under the direction of long-time Sun Ra collaborator and alto-saxophonist Marshall Allen who is 96 years old this year. The Big Band play fully dressed in intergalactic garb influenced by the spirit of Ancient Egypt and will perform a selection of Sun Ra classics.
‘One of the most disciplined yet free thinking collectives of 20th century music’ The Quietus
This is a standing show however some unreserved seating will be available. Please contact Subterania if this is required.