From its inception, Sun Ra Arkestra's music was infused with Sun Ra's unique philosophy, an unexpected hybrid of space-age science fiction and ancient Egyptian cosmo religious trappings. This philosophy gained a visual manifestation in the colorful robes, mock-metallic capes, and space headgear worn by the band (it's the only jazz orchestra that brings a tailor on tour), and in a stage presentation that usually features several dancers, a number of group chants ("We travel the spaceways/From planet to planet"), and at least one instance of the entire band juking its way, single-file, through the audience.
"Nublu Orchestra is made up of, but not limited to, musicians from many different camps: jazz, funk, pop, fusion, Brazilian, R&B, classical… but the music we make is none of these... If Nublu means anything it means “inclusive nature” (rather than exclusive). It means we will find the center of balance and cosmology no matter whom is in the band… Nublu reflects the music and the music reflects Nublu. It’s a total encounter in the moment.” -Butch Morris
The Nublu Orchestra’s music is an amalgamation of sounds from free jazz to techno just as the club and label’s sound as a whole is the same.
$15 Advanced/ $20 at door
Advance tickets available at ticketweb.com
& at Halcyon // 57 Pearl St. at the corner of Water & Pearl Sts. in Dumbo, Brooklyn
Official Website: http://www.meanredproductions.com/
Added by cia on March 27, 2007