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Sun Ra Arkestra at World Cafe Live

October 2 @ 8:00 pm

*This show was rescheduled from July 2020 – all original tickets remain valid*
Sun Ra Arkestra with Urban Shaman Attack
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 8 PM
$25.00 – $37.00
All Ages

Sun Ra was one of the greatest and least known jazz artists of the last four decades. Composer, bandleader, pianist, poet and Afro-Futurist philosopher, he founded his Arkestra to take jazz into unexplored territories – his style drawing simultaneously on black vaudeville, modern dance, Egyptian cosmology, Eastern philosophy, surrealism, kitsch, and the Bible.

The Arkestra performs today led by 95-year young alto saxophonist and long-time Ra collaborator Marshall Allen. The mischievous brass blasts and the grooves keep rolling, as the big band – fully dressed, as usual, in space capes with a hint of Ancient Egypt – takes off once again in a joyous burst of tightly organised madness.

‘One of the most disciplined yet free thinking collectives of 20th century music’ The Quietus

Urban Shaman Attack is a music group that plays American Futurism from Wilmington, DE. We are largely influenced by Miles Davis, Stockhausen, Sun Ra Solar Arkestra, Acid Mothers Temple, and the Grateful Dead’s drums / space and deep improvisations.
Urban Shaman Attack can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and most digital platforms. USA plays American Futurism there, and at a venue or festival near you.


October 2
8:00 pm
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World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs
3025 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 US
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