Sun Ra Arkestra: Space Is The Place
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Space is the Place
1974 Cult Classic

Sun Ra Arkestra: Space Is The Place

Live Performance w/ Film

JUL 18–21 | SUN RA ARKESTRA

Jul 18 - Jul 19
Miner Auditorium

Please note: Dance floor is General Admission standing room only. If you would prefer seats, please select a different level for this show.

For this exclusive event, the late jazz giant’s legacy band performs live, accompanying a screening of the cult favorite 1974 Afrofuturist sci-fi film Space Is the Place, written by and starring Sun Ra. Produced by jazz musician, art curator, and former KQED producer Jim Newman, Space Is the Place was inspired by “The Black Man in the Cosmos,” a course taught by Sun Ra at UC Berkeley in 1971.

Filmed primarily in Oakland and San Francisco, the movie weaves together live concert footage and staged dramatic scenes with a plot concerning the salvation of black culture through space exploration, with Sun Ra’s music as the divine force that will save the people and usher them to a new future beyond Earth.

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ABOUT SUN RA ARKESTRA
The enduring legacy of jazz visionary Sun Ra is celebrated by this ensemble made up of Arkestra veterans and a younger generation of exploratory musicians led by saxophonist Marshall Allen – a fixture of Sun Ra’s bands since 1958. Sun Ra created an entire universe of expression, integrating Ellington-influenced big band swing with free jazz, the blues, electronics, and African musical traditions.

JUL 16
Space Is the Place: The Singular Journey of Sun Ra

JUL 14
Sun Ra Arkestra Returns To SFJAZZ Center

JUL 11
Space Is Still the Place for Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra

Just like the days of old, the members of the Arkestra play music untethered by gravity and time.

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Just like the days of old, the members of the Arkestra play music untethered by gravity and time.

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