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Thursday 7 June 2018

Surreal. Astonishing. Unmissable.

The world-famous Sun Ra Arkestra hits Canberra Theatre Centre for one night only.

The Arkestra’s iconic live performances are mind-altering, life-affirming and joyously unforgettable.

One of the great cult-icons of jazz, pianist, composer and organist Sun Ra formed the Arkestra in the mid 1950s and led it until his death in 1993. His ensemble has continued performing and creating supernatural sounds ever since, influencing contemporary artists from Sonic Youth to Solange.

Under the direction of seminal Sun Ra collaborator Marshall Allen (a member since 1958), the Arkestra is now in its sixth decade and still includes many original members of Ra’s Ensemble, keeping the spirit of their late leader alive and bringing his music to new generations of Sun Ra lovers around the world.

In a performance unlike anything you’ve seen before, this big band of “Tone Scientists” will take you on an innovative, subversive and swinging exploration of cosmic sounds across the musical galaxy and beyond.

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Canberra Theatre Centre and Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Popular Music

Approximately 120 minutes, including interval. Please note there is a lockout during songs. Patrons will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

This show may contain strobe lighting and fog/haze effects. Please be aware, due to the nature of this show, some patrons may stand during the performance.

This show is suitable for children.

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Additional Information:
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