Black Events : Chicago- Kelan Zulu Rainbow Ensemble: A Salute to Sun Ra

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  1. OldSoul

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    The Jazz Institute of Chicago and The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Present:
    World Class Premier of the Kelan Zulu Rainbow Ensemble: A Salute to Sun Ra
    When: Thursday, August 14, 2008 6:30 p.m.
    Where: Jay Pritzker Pavilion Millennium Park
    Cost: FREE OF CHARGE PART OF THE MADE IN CHICAGO JAZZ SERIES
    <http://www.millenniumparkconcerts.org/madeinchicago/>

    Attention planet Earth....former Arkestra member and master teacher, Astronomer and musician Kelan Phil Cohran leads and directs an All-star ensemble of 30 musicians, dancers, and vocalists in a once in A lifetime tribute to the late, great Sun Ra; many Chicago legends
    Like Robert Irving III (who directs and performs on piano), Maggie Brown and Aquilla Sadalla will be featured. The audience can also look Forward to dynamic performances by The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Malik and Cephus Cohran of Ultimate Image, as well as The "Bronzeville Diva" Senebella. The choreography of Darlene Blackburn (Affro Arts Theater)
    and Althea Teamer will also take part in this multi-dimensional experience. Also featured will be A Spiritual Journey Percussion Ensemble, an elaborate gathering of Chicago-based musicians, dancers, Educators and instrument-makers that weave story-telling, song and
    Dance into healing powers of sound. All converging on the Jay Pritzker stage in Millennium Park, to pay tribute to Sun Ra and his Highly advanced music and message.
    Composer, pianist and poet Sun Ra's cosmic philosophy, rooted in the swing music of Fletcher Henderson, led many to experiment with connecting new and old jazz traditions. The sound of Sun Ra often made use of large ensembles of 30 or more musicians, and spanned from Ragtime to swing, be-bop to free jazz. Perhaps most important to consider about this most universal display, in it's purest form, is that it is more than just music. The music itself is an endless journey of universal sound/language that Sun Ra revealed as The
    Sound-Image.
    Former Sun Ra band member, trumpeter, educator, composer and fellow shaman Kelan Phil Cohran continues to speak to other worlds with this music. Cohran was a trumpeter in Sun Ra's Myth Science Arkestra between 1958 and 1961 and can be heard with The Arkestra on Rocket Number Nine, Fate In A Pleasant Mood, Holiday For Soul Dance and We Travel The Spaceways.
    This event is presented by The Jazz Institute of Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs. Admission is free.
     
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    Hi Bro. Soul,
    Hope is all is well with you!
    Thanks for this announcement. I hope I will be able to attend this event.

    Love & Blessings,
    Drea
     
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    thanx oldsoul nothing like some cultural jazz on a chicago nite hotep
     
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    whoa!! sorry i missed this one!

    how was it? <duh!> are there any recordings? looks like i'm torrent searching again!!
     
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