32-hour Radio Marathon with the Sun Ra Archestra, Tuva's Favourites

   Dina Oyun
22 May 2006

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Sun Radio Omniversity and WKCR 89.9 FM NYC present Sun Radio Omniversity, a Sun Ra arrival day celebration. Sun Ra Archestra in Chadan, Tuva. Photo from www.ma17.narod.ru

Tune in for a 32-hour radio marathon, from midnight on Monday 22, 2006 to 8:20 AM on Tuesday, May 23, at 89.9 FM NYC and www.wkcr.org streaming live across the galaxies.

This information concerning the Tuva's favourite American musicians (after Sun Ra Archestra took part in Ustuu-Huree-2004) was reported to Tuva-Online by producer Cornelia Muller.

Sun Ra (May 22, 1914 - May 30, 1993) was an innovative and iconoclastic composer, bandleader and keyboardist. Born Herman Poole Blount in Birmingham, Alabama, he was nicknamed Sonny from his youth. He later abandoned his birth name and took on the name and persona of Sun Ra ('Ra' being the name of the ancient Egyptian god of the Sun). He did not consider himself 'born'; rather, he "arrived" on the planet, entering via Birmingham. He led The Arkestra, an expanding large ensemble with an often fluid lineup, which also used a variety of names: "The Solar Myth Arkestra", "The Intergalactic Space Research Arkestra" and countless permutations...


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