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A pure solar world : Sun Ra and the birth of Afrofuturism, Paul Youngquist

Label
A pure solar world : Sun Ra and the birth of Afrofuturism
Title
A pure solar world
Title remainder
Sun Ra and the birth of Afrofuturism
Statement of responsibility
Paul Youngquist
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sun Ra said he came from Saturn. Known on earth for his inventive music and extravagant stage shows, he pioneered free-form improvisation in an ensemble setting with the devoted band he called the "Arkestra." Sun Ra took jazz from the inner city to outer space, infusing traditional swing with far-out harmonies, rhythms, and sounds. Described as the father of Afrofuturism, Sun Ra created "space music" as a means of building a better future for American blacks here on earth. This is a spirited introduction to the life and work of this legendary but underappreciated musician, composer, and poet. Paul Youngquist explores and assesses Sun Ra's wide-ranging creative output-music, public preaching, graphic design, film and stage performance, and poetry-and connects his diverse undertakings to the culture and politics of his times, including the space race, the rise of technocracy, the civil rights movement, and even space-age bachelor-pad music. By thoroughly examining the astro-black mythology that Sun Ra espoused, Youngquist masterfully demonstrates that he offered both a holistic response to a planet desperately in need of new visions and vibrations and a new kind of political activism that used popular culture to advance social change. In a nation obsessed with space and confused about race, Sun Ra aimed not just at assimilation for the socially disfranchised but even more at a wholesale transformation of American society and a more creative, egalitarian world
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Youngquist, Paul
Dewey number
  • 781.65092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.S978
LC item number
Y68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Discovering America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sun Ra
  • Jazz musicians
  • Jazz
Label
A pure solar world : Sun Ra and the birth of Afrofuturism, Paul Youngquist
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-321), discography (pages 323-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude to infinity -- Intro : Wonder Inn -- Alien -- Marienville -- Bronzeville -- Thmei -- Egypt -- Washington Park -- Arkestra -- Immeasurable equation -- El Saturn -- Isotope teleportation -- Cry of jazz -- Sputnik -- Rocketry -- Tomorrowland -- Interplanetary exotica -- Space music -- Myth-science -- Black man in the cosmos -- Space is the place -- Tokens of infinity -- Continuation -- Outro : extensions out
Control code
ocn940342184
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780292726369
Lccn
2016005943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)940342184
Label
A pure solar world : Sun Ra and the birth of Afrofuturism, Paul Youngquist
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-321), discography (pages 323-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude to infinity -- Intro : Wonder Inn -- Alien -- Marienville -- Bronzeville -- Thmei -- Egypt -- Washington Park -- Arkestra -- Immeasurable equation -- El Saturn -- Isotope teleportation -- Cry of jazz -- Sputnik -- Rocketry -- Tomorrowland -- Interplanetary exotica -- Space music -- Myth-science -- Black man in the cosmos -- Space is the place -- Tokens of infinity -- Continuation -- Outro : extensions out
Control code
ocn940342184
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780292726369
Lccn
2016005943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)940342184

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