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Sun Ra Arkestra

June 25, 2022

Ars Nova Workshop and Anchor Rock Club (Atlantic City, NJ) present the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra, led by maestro Marshall Allen, in a live performance Saturday, June 25 at 8:00PM.

“…one of the most disciplined yet free thinking collectives of 20th-century music.”
The Quietus

Sun Ra was one of the greatest and least widely known jazz artists of the last four decades. Composer, bandleader, pianist, poet and Afro-Futurist philosopher, he founded his Arkestra to take jazz into unexplored territories — his style drawing simultaneously on black vaudeville, modern dance, Egyptian cosmology, Eastern philosophy, surrealism, kitsch, and the Bible.

The Arkestra performs today led by 97-year young alto saxophonist and long-time Ra collaborator Marshall Allen. The mischievous brass blasts and the grooves keep rolling, as the big band — fully dressed, as usual, in space capes with a hint of Ancient Egypt — takes off once again in a joyous burst of tightly organized madness.


Cover: Sun Ra. Photo by Alton Abraham.
Saturday, June 25
xxx8:00pm

Category

  • Performance

Program Info

$25 General Admission
18 & Over

Featuring

Sun Ra Arkestra with maestro Marshall Allen

Coke Spiders

Venue

Anchor Rock Club
Atlantic City, NJ