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Sun Ra Arkestra Halloween

It seems like an annual ritual in Philadelphia; the descent of the Sun Ra Arkestra on Halloween. This year, it took place in the cramped, balcony wrapped confines of Philadelphia’s Johnny Brenda’s in a show produced by the Ars Nova Workshop. Led by 91 year old Marshall Allen, the band brought the joy.

Ten Sun Ra Albums to Blow Your Mind

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Calling Planet Earth: Sun Ra, the Original Space Musician: The 100th Centenary on Echoes Tonight Tonight on Echoes, we take a side trip to a different kind of space music to celebrate the Centenary of Sun Ra. Upon hearing Sun Ra’s “Constellation” in a blindfold test Brian Eno said, “I wish I had done it…

Akara – Music from Other Worlds.

“There are other worlds they have not told you about.  They wish to speak to you.” -Sun Ra Hear Akara Interviewed On Echoes Tonight The band called Akara has returned from another trip to other dimensions with a new CD The World Beyond.  Their previous CD, Extradimensional Ethnography, was an Echoes CD of the Month…

So You Think You Survived the End of the World?

Well it was already over according to Sun Ra.  Here’s a song for those of you who think you survived the post-Mayan Calendar apocalypse. Although the best version of this song is on the album, It’s After the End of the World, I was lucky to find this video from the  Sun Ra movie, Space…

Trippin’ Out to Saturn with the Sun Ra Arkestra

The Sun Ra Arkestra made a return to earth this past Wednesday night at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.  The sound was high-school-gym awful, the seating on the floor uncomfortable, the lighting harsh.  It didn’t matter.  The 21-piece Sun Ra Arkestra, led by alto saxophonist Marshall Allen, raised the spirits in a two…

An Echo Location: Alu’s Cosmic Cabaret

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080716.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe latest singer to carry the torch of Kate Bush into new terrain is named Alu [You can also hear an Audio Version of this Blog, with Alu’s music] Ziggy Stardust came from Mars, Sun Ra came from Saturn.  Alu isn’t from another planet, but sometimes…