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Sound American #24 – The Sun Ra Issue

Sun Ra - Sound American #24
The 24th issue of the New York music magazine focuses on the figure of Sun Ra.
A journal founded in 2012 by Nate Wooley, providing in-depth interviews and essays, Sound American starts from a simple desire to open the doors of experimental music to a wider audience. Sound American believes that music is for everyone and should be shared on the most basic human level. Sound American aims to accomplish this by creating a direct intellectual, social, and emotional bridge that links audiences and artists.
Advisory board: David Grubbs, Rebekah Heller, Taylor Ho Bynum, Zeena Parkins, Matana Roberts, and Ken Vandermark.
Sun Ra (1914-1993) is an African-American avant-garde jazz pianist and composer. A prolific artist, he recorded over one-hundred albums with his band, the Sun Ra Arkestra. His work is imprinted with esoteric elements drawn from a personal cosmic philosophy that had a great influence on Afrofuturism.

Seel also Ahmed Abdullah: A Strange Celestial Road – My Time in the Sun Ra Arkestra.
Contributions by Nate Wooley, Jessie Cox, Reg Bloor, Taylor Ho Bynum, Ken Vandermark, Naima Lowe, Luke Stewart, John Corbett, Chris Pitsiokos, Peter Margasak, Audra Wolowiec & Freya Powell, Moor Mother
published in July 2020
English edition
15 x 22,5 cm (softcover)
116 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-1-7333339-1-7
EAN : 9781733333917
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