"Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise" Film & Post Screening Discussion with Film Director at Moorestown Library
Mon, June 27, 2022
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This inaugural episode of "Jazz Journey with Greg" will explore Sun Ra's influence on the world of avant garde jazz through the presentation of the "Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise" 60 minute long documentary film by Robert Mugge.
Robert will present (via Zoom) an introduction to the film and join series moderator Greg Drusdow for a post screening discussion of Sun Ra experiences and stories that the audience will no doubt find interesting. Be prepared for an experience that will take you beyond this world with the music and philosophy of Sun Ra.
Years ahead of his time, composer, keyboard player, bandleader, poet, and philosopher Sun Ra coupled images of outer space with those of ancient Egypt, acoustic instruments with electronic ones, and modern American musical genres (jazz, soul, gospel, blues, swing) with the sounds of Africa and the Caribbean....