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Cosmic Dust and Interstellar Grooves: An Interview with Nona Hendryx

As guest Artistic Director for 'The Cosmic Synthesis of Sun Ra and Afrofuturism' at Harlem Stage, funk rock icon Nona Hendryx brings audiences to other dimensions.

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Sun Ra: Astro Black, Cosmic Dark

Youngquist brings considerable skills to the life and work of the legendary but underappreciated and often misunderstood composer, keyboardist, and poet Sun Ra.

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Golden Dawn Arkestra: Stargazer

There's a Ra connection here in more than name. And there's a legend surrounding one of the key players and his relationship to the Great One. True or untrue, that story only adds to the mystery behind this good-time release.

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'Sun Ra: a Joyful Noise' and the Joy of Ra's Mythocracy

This film serves as an excellent way to try to begin to comprehend the enigma that was Sun Ra.

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Sun Ra: Duke Ellington's Sound of Space

Dear patrons in attendance at The Bottom Line on the night of February 17, 1987: shut up, won't you?

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The Best Album Re-Issues of 2014

The music world saw reissues from all over the genre map, spanning classic rock titans to electronic music legends.

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Jason Ajemian: Folklords

The spirit of Mingus is alive and well in Jason Ajemian's band recording for Delmark. Oh, and let's not forget about Monk and Sun Ra.

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Sun Ra and His Arkestra: In the Orbit of Ra

On In the Orbit of Ra Sun Ra collaborator and Arkestra member Marshall Allen presents a portrait of the jazz legend every bit as complicated and strange as a cross-section of his reality could possibly be.

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Living By Lanterns: New Myth / Old Science

The least romantic part about space is that it's a vacuum.

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Lloyd Miller: Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics

With this music, Miller and The Heliocentrics are effortlessly tapping into feelings that are at once peaceful and ever-so-slightly disorienting.

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Space Is the Place (1974)

If the film is the definitive model of where blaxploitation intersects with sci-fi, as it has so often been regarded, then 2003 was an appropriate year for its return.

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