Saturday, August 27, 2016

Interview with Marshall Allen


Sun Ra Commander Marshall Allen


Marshall Allen is 92 years young and remains as sharp as the notes that explode from his alto saxophone. The Kentucky native joined the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra in 1958 and has been steering the ship ever since his mentor (and the band’s namesake) died in 1993. Sun Ra, of course, remains one of the most innovative and enigmatic artists who ever lived.
While Duke Ellington and Count Basie became global royalty, Sun Ra – born Herman Poole Blount in Alabama, 1914 (or on Saturn during an unspecified millennium, take your pick) – cloaked himself in the name and imagery of the Egyptian god of rays. Endless albums such as The Nubians of Plutonia (1966),Space is the Place (1972), and Celestial Love (1982) outline an astro and Afrocentric philosophy inextricably linking the black experience to the spaceways.


The Arkestra touches down locally this Saturday for RAS Day, the third annual festival lovingly reared by married hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm. The family-friendly day celebrates the vibrant, diverse, and creative community that the pair of Chaka and Qi Dada have cultivated since arriving locally in 2010. Allen and the Arkestra constitute an intergalactic get for Riders, RAS Day, and Austin itself.


Read the interview here:
http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/music/2016-08-24/sun-ra-commander-marshall-allen/



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Friday, August 19, 2016

Radio Free Amsterdam - Latest shows August 2016


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Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family

Directed by 

Morley Markson

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Morley Markson

Cast  

Don Cox...
Himself
R. Buckminster Fuller...
Himself
Allen Ginsberg...
Himself
Fred Hampton...
Himself
Abbie Hoffman...
Himself
William Kunstler...
Himself
Timothy Leary...
Himself
John Lennon...
Himself
Jerry Rubin...
Himself
John Sinclair...
Himself

Produced by 

Morley Markson...producer

Cinematography by 

Morley Markson

Film Editing by 

Morley Markson
John N. Smith


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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Psychedelia with John Sinclair - BBC Radio 6 Music



Stuart finds out how to live a psychedelic life with the poet and activist John Sinclair as BBC Music's My Generation celebrates the 1960s. John Sinclair is best known for his jazz poetry, managing the rock band MC5 and being a founding member of the White Panther party in the late 1960s. Stuart chats to him about the creative philosophies behind psychedlia and how to open your mind.--

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07lg1gm


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Friday, July 15, 2016

Radio Free Amsterdam: Latest July shows.



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