Sun Ra Arkestra Boiler Room London Live Set
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The half-century reign of afrofuturism pioneer and cosmic jazzologist Sun Ra has undoubtedly shaped music’s modern-day climate – from jazz, soul and hip hop, all the way to techno. Now, his legacy lives on through his ‘Intergalactic Arkestra’. With 30+ musicians altogether, the Arkestra trained and toured with Sun Ra until the very end of his life in 1993 – and continue to play his revolutionary music to this day under the direction of alto-saxophonist and longtime Sun Ra collaborator, Marshall Allen.
We had the honour of live broadcasting a small arrangement of the original Sun Ra Arkestra, directed by Marshall Allen at the impressive Union Chapel in Islington, London.