THIS PLANET IS DOOMED: A SUN RA CELEBRATION
Friday, July 11th '14 12:00 am – 3:00 am
Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Sun Ra’s arrival on Planet Earth, The Galleries at Moore and Ars Nova Workshop, in partnership with the Penn Museum, present This Planet is Doomed: A Sun Ra Celebration, an evening of poetry, futuristic sounds, archival films and an Afro-Futurist dance party. This special multi-disciplinary event will feature readings of Sun Ra’s remarkable science fiction poetry by Pew Fellow CAConrad, writer Ras Mashramani, and Sun Ra biographer John Szwed, accompanied by the sounds of Buchla Music Easel pioneer Charles Cohen. The readings will be followed by an Afrofuturist dance party with DJs Anthony Campuzano and Jack Sloss spinning a music mix that includes the sounds of Sun Ra and his legendary Arkestra. Projections of a selection of Sun Ra films will provide the backdrop, and a cash bar will be available.
This Planet is Doomed: A Sun Ra Celebration has been made possible through capacity-building support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. The event is free and open to the public.