The Great Hall
• 1087 Queen Street West • Toronto, ON
Doors Open: 8:00PM
| Show Starts: 8:30PM
| Ages 19+
Featuring: Sun Ra Arkestra
Event type: Ages 19+
SUN RA ARKESTRA (https://sunrastrut.bandcamp.com/album/living-sky)
Sun Ra founded the Sun Ra Arkestra in Chicago in 1955. He was among the earliest pioneers of the synthesizer and the free jazz revolution of the 1960's. Sun Ra sent a strong spiritual and musical message to his musicians and they are devoted to it. When he added more and more members they went from band to big band to ARKESTRA.
The Sun Ra Arkestra are known for their live performances that combine big-band swing, space-age jazz, singing, dancing, chanting, bright colors and Afro-pageantry. The Arkestra has been at the forefront of Afro-futurism since their inception.
The Arkestra's 2020 album "Swirling" was nominated for a Grammy Award for best big band jazz ensemble recording. The Arkestra continue to travel the globe on their Inter-Galactic tour. Recent highlights include the Kennedy Center with Solange, the Berlin Opera House and New York City shows at Radio City Music Hall and a Christmas night benefit with Yo La Tengo.
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Cutoff is Wednesday, June 28, 2023 5:59 pm EDT unless it sells out earlier.