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The Other Worlds of Sun Ra

Sun Ra
Aug 30, 2010 Updated Sep 10, 2010

A documentary on the life and music of the unique Sun Ra from Radio National's 'Into The Music'.

The Other Worlds of Sun Ra is brought to us by ABC Radio National's Into The Music.

Broadcast on ABC Radio National

Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 5pm

Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 1am

Friday, September 10, 2010 at 3pm

Repeated on ABC Jazz

Friday, September 10, 2010 at 2pm.


Presenter: Robyn Johnston
Producers: Brent Clough and John Jacobs
Narrator: Aku Kadogo
Readers: Calvin Welch and Aku Kadogo
Story Researcher and Producer: Brent Clough


For complete details on this feature, head to ABC Radio National's Into The Music.



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Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, legal name Le Sony'r Ra; May 22, 1914 - May 30, 1993) was an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his experimental music, "cosmic philosophy," prolific output, and theatrical performances. He was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1979. Born in Alabama in 1914, Blount would eventually become...

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On Jun 15, 2011. 10:46pm
Christopher Lynch said

Anybody possessing the unorthodoxy to release an album titled "Space Is The Place" - adore that alliteration - will be assured of garnering my attention. Even a pharoah would have blanched at that album's cover art!
Viva originality. May his 'Ka' skydrift daily.

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