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Sun Ra

A special radio series inspired by the music of Sun Ra was broadcast on 19 May 2014. NTS aired an episode dedicated to the music of Sun Ra on 22 May 2013. Sun Ra has been played over 130 times on NTS, first on 18 January 2014. Sun Ra's music has been featured on 143 episodes.

Sun Ra (1914– 1993) was an innovative jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesiser player, who came to be known as much for his Cosmic Afro-futurist Philosophy as for his phenomenal musical compositions and performances.

Born on 22nd May 1914 as Herman Poole Blount, in Birmingham, Alabama, he was nicknamed "Sonny"…

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