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Sun Ra Net Worth

Sun Ra Net Worth is
$1 Million

Sun Ra Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, legal name Le Sony'r Ra; May 22, 1914 – May 30, 1993) was a prolific jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy," musical compositions and performances. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a 1979 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.Known for being a controversial musician, because of Sun Ra's eclectic music and unorthodox lifestyle. Claiming that he was of the "Angel Race" and not from Earth, but from Saturn, Sun Ra developed a complex persona using "cosmic" philosophies and lyrical poetry that made him a pioneer of afrofuturism. He preached awareness and peace above all. He abandoned his birth name and took on the name and persona of Sun Ra (Ra being the Egyptian God of the Sun), and used several other names throughout his career, including Le Sonra and Sonny Lee. Sun Ra denied any connection with his birth name, saying "That's an imaginary person, never existed … Any name that I use other than Ra is a pseudonym."From the mid-1950s to his death, Sun Ra led "The Arkestra" (a deliberate re-spelling of "orchestra"), an ensemble with an ever-changing name and flexible line-up, although certain core members remained with the group through its various incarnations (Marshal Allen, John Gilmore, June Tyson, and others). It was by turns called "The Solar Myth Arkestra", "His Cosmo Discipline Arkestra", the "Blue Universe Arkestra", "Myth Science Arkestra", "The Jet Set Omniverse Arkestra", and many other variations. Sun Ra asserted that the ever-changing name of his ensemble reflected the ever-changing nature of his music. His mainstream success was limited, but Sun Ra was a prolific recording artist and frequent live performer. His music ranged from keyboard solos to big bands of over 30 musicians and touched on virtually the entire history of jazz, from ragtime to swing music, from bebop to free jazz. He also used free improvisation and was one of the early musicians to make extensive use of electronic keyboards.
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IMDB Wikipedia

Full NameSpaceways Incorporated
Date Of BirthMay 22, 1914
Died1993-05-30
Place Of BirthBirmingham, Alabama, USA
Weight70Lb
ProfessionSoundtrack, Composer, Writer
Star SignGemini
#Fact
1Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1987.
2He played the piano, organ, and synthesizer.
3Claimed to be from a different planet.
4Leader of the Sun Ra Arkestra.

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Far Out2015writer: "Starship"
In Conversation with Tom Dixon2013Documentary short performer: "Call For All Demons"
Adventures in the Sin Bin2012music: "El Is a Sound of Joy" / performer: "El Is a Sound of Joy"
The Cobrasnake2008Short "Ancient Aithopia"
Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub2008Documentary writer: "Space Is The Place"
MC5: Kick Out the Jams1999Video documentary short writer: "Starship"
Deceiver1997performer: "Blue Delight" / writer: "Blue Delight"
Saturday Night Live1978TV Series performer - 1 episode
Space Is the Place1974arranger: "It's After The End Of The World", "Under Different Stars", "Discipline", "Watusa", "Calling Planet Earth", "I Am The Alter-Destiny", "Satellites Are Spinning", "Cosmic Forces", "Outer Spaceways Incorporated", "We Travel The Spaceways", "The Overseer", "Blackman - Love In Outer Space", "Mysterious Crystal", "I Am The Brother Of The Wind", "We'll Wait For You", "Space Is The Place" / writer: "It's After The End Of The World", "Under Different Stars", "Discipline", "Watusa", "Calling Pla
The Magic Sun1966Short performer: "Celestial Fantasy", "Shadow World", "Strange Strings"

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Points on a Space Age2009Video
Space Is the Place1974
The Magic Sun1966Short
The Cry of Jazz1959Documentary short

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Space Is the Place1974

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mystery Mister Ra1984DocumentaryHimself
Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise1980DocumentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1978TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Space Is the Place1974Himself
The Magic Sun1966ShortHimself
The Cry of Jazz1959Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All Tomorrow's Parties2009DocumentaryThemselves

Known for movies


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