Tara Middleton with the Sun Ra Arkestra, Photo by Noé Cugny

Photos: Sun Ra Arkestra Takes Music Box Village To Outer Space

The Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen stopped in New Orleans for two nights at the Music Box Village. The iconic avant-garde band gave a powerful performance on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Under the direction of 94 year-old saxophonist and original Arkestra member Marshall Allen, this institution of wholesome avant-garde music is alive and well. Performing music written by Sun Ra including “Space Is The Place,” “Rocket Number 9 Take Off For The Planet Venus” and “Love In Outter Space,” the group traveled through the country illuminating their audiences with a gateway to space and higher truths.

All photos by Noé Cugny.