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Sun Ra & His Arkestra in Sun Ra Arkestra: Points on a Space Age

Sun Ra Arkestra: Points on a Space Age

2006 NR

Shedding light on the curious history of the Sun Ra Arkestra, an experimental big band launched in the 1950s by musician-philosopher Sun Ra, this documentary charts the group's influence and examines their current work under leader Marshall Allen. Members of the Arkestra embraced everything about Ra's philosophy, a belief system that involved the concept of "afrofuturism" and preparing human beings for the coming space age.