Monday, 30 November 2015

Totnes Sun Ra Arkestra Royal Seven Stars Hotel Ballroom Totnes Sunday 13 December 2015

founder of the Sun Ra Arkestra

Marshall Allen brought the 'Sun Ra Arkestra' to the UK four times this year (Manchester, Bristol & London in March; Tanworth & London in June; London, Edinburgh & Crickhowell in August; London & Nottingham in October).

On Sunday evening, 13th December, Soundart Radio Presenter (and self-proclaimed Sun Ra aficionado) Sam Richards will be convening an equivalent orchestra of talented and well-known local musicians to bring the spirit of Sun Ra to Totnes.

Saxophones will feature prominently, of course, but also electronic instruments and vocalists will combine to recreate the distinctive sound of the unique 'Arkestra', founded by Le Sony'r Ra (formerly Herman Blount from Alabama, but claiming to have come from Saturn) in Chicago in the 1950s.

Sam's South Hams saturnalian simulacrum will provide a perfect opportunity to discover Sun Ra's Afrofuturism and find out what it's all about.

Sam Richards
Dave Holdsworth

Totnes Sun Ra Arkestra

Ballroom, Seven Stars Hotel Totnes
Sunday 13 December 8pm


Musical Director & Keyboards: Sam Richards

"Heliocentric Omniversal Travelling Band"

Vocalists: Noelle Rollings, Gaelle Hammond
Electric Violin: Lona Kozik
Electric Double Bass: David George
Saxophones: Ric White, Andy Williamson, Mick Green
Baritone Saxophone & Bass Clarinet: Alex Lloyd
Trumpet & Sousaphone: Dave Holdsworth
Trumpet & Electronics: Tim Sayer
Keyboard: Lewis Riley
Drums: Steve Crossen
Turntables: DJ XL

Tickets: £8/£5 on the door

Chicago Sun Ra Arkestra
Sun Ra Arkestra
Alto Saxophone: Marshall Allen
                            Knoel Scott
Tenor Saxophone: Charles Davis
                              Yahya Aboul-Majio
Baritone Saxophone: Rey Scott
Clarinet: Abshalom Ben Shlomo
Bassoon: Danny Ray Thompson
Trumpet: Michael RayFred Adams
French Horn: Vincent Chancey
Trombone: Dave DavisCraig Harris
Piano: Fario Aboulbari Barron
'Cello: Kash Killion
Guitar: D Hotep
Soprano: Tara Middleton
Tenor: James Stewart
Bass: Bill DavisTyler MitchellJuini Booth

Conga & Timbal: Atakatune (Stanley Morgan)
Drums: Craig Holiday Haynes
              Wayne Anthony Smith Jr
Percussion: Elson Nascimento

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