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Sun Ra Arkestra @ The Night Cat

Under the direction of Marshall Allen


Thursday 7 June, 8:00pm
The Night Cat

Surreal. Astonishing. Unmissable. Popular!

By popular demand, the world-famous Sun Ra Arkestra performs a second and final show at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

The Arkestra’s iconic live performances are mind-altering, life-affirming and joyously unforgettable.

One of the great cult-icons of jazz, pianist, composer and organist Sun Ra formed the Arkestra in the mid 1950s and led it until his death in 1993. His ensemble has continued performing and creating supernatural sounds ever since, influencing contemporary artists from Sonic Youth to Solange.

Under the direction of seminal Sun Ra collaborator Marshall Allen (a member since 1958), the Arkestra is now in its sixth decade and still includes many original members of Ra’s Ensemble, keeping the spirit of their late leader alive and bringing his music to new generations of Sun Ra lovers around the world.

In a performance unlike anything you’ve seen before, this big band of “Tone Scientists” will take you on an innovative, subversive and swinging exploration of cosmic sounds across the musical galaxy and beyond, in an intimate standing-room-only set at The Night Cat.

Please note that The Night Cat is a licensed venue, this event is strictly 18+.