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Sun Ra

Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, legal name Le Sony'r Ra; May 22, 1914 – May 30, 1993) was an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his experimental music, "cosmic philosophy," prolific output, and theatrical performances. For much of his career, Ra led "The Arkestra", an ensemble with an ever-changing name and flexible line-up.

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May 22, 1914 In Birmingham, Alabama , U.S.
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First Appeared:
In the movie The Magic Sun 1966-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise 1980-10-01
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Poster of Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise
Poster of Saturday Night Live
Poster of Space Is the Place
Movie Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise Himself 1980-10-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Space Is the Place Himself 1974-11-01
Movie The Magic Sun 1966-01-01
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