Sun Ra Arkestra three day Residency @ Cafe Oto 12th April 2010

Age ain't nothin but a number...

The Arkestra are now lead by Marshall Allen who lead Sun Ra's reed section for 40 years.

Allen assumed the position of Arkestra Musical Director in 1995, following the ascension of Sun Ra in 1993 and John Gilmore in 1995. Marshall continues to be committed to the study, research, and development of Sun Ra's musical precepts and has launched the Sun Ra Arkestra into a dimension beyond that of mere "ghost" band by writing fresh arrangements of Sun Ra's music, as well as composing new music and arrangement for the Arkestra. He works unceasingly to keep the big-band tradition alive.

Tickets are £22 adv / £25 on the door - more info HERE

Big ups to Sara for putting me on to this one!