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A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism (Discovering America)

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Description for A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism (Discovering America) Hardcover. Series: Discovering America. Num Pages: 372 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JJ; AVGJ; AVH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 171 x 238 x 30. Weight in Grams: 670.
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. A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism offers ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
University of Texas Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Series
Discovering America
Condition
New
Weight
669g
Number of Pages
372
Place of Publication
Austin, TX, United States
ISBN
9780292726369
SKU
V9780292726369
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About Paul Youngquist
Paul Youngquist teaches English at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is the author or editor of six books, including Cyberfiction: After the Future, Monstrosities: Bodies and British Romanticism, and Race, Romanticism, and the Atlantic. He now devotes much of his energy to studying the histories, written and oral, of resistance and creativity in the Caribbean.

Reviews for A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism (Discovering America)
Sun Ra left Earth a better place than he found it. Youngquist's deep dive into this art is creative, discursive, and probing. . . . A strictly formal critique of the musician would have generated its own insights, but by pulling the music of Sun Ra into its broader context, Youngquist engages readers in something grander. They-both Sun Ra and ... Read more

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