I’m thrilled to invite you to the launch of the SUN RA Visitation Series Thursday, November 14th at 9:30pm starring the Burnt Sugar Arkestra, led by Greg Tate. This begins a series of dates at Joe’s Pub exploring the lives, tunes, and afrofuturist dimensions of avant-garde bandleader Sun Ra. These gigs, in preparation for a 2015 run at LaMaMa E.T.C., will feel like festive jazz concerts featuring text breakouts, an 11 piece jazz band, flying things, and some funky hats, currently in development.
The spirit of Sun Ra touches down in the east village! An evening of conjuration and fabulation led by director Charlotte Brathwaite pairing text from Sylvan Oswald’s award-winning play SUN RA with live music from the Burnt Sugar Arkestra. Costumes and cosmic properties by Abigail DeVille and Machine Dazzle. Lights by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Performances by Hubert Point-Du Jour and Ayesha Ngaujah. Graphics by Nontsikelelo Mutiti. Produced by Anne Erbe in advance of our 2015 run at La MaMa E.T.C.
Supported by a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant.
Tix on sale now for 11/14!
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Next series date: January 9, 2014.