Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise (1980)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Concerts  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Sun Ra stands in front of the camera lens in this documentary wearing a gold Lone Ranger mask, a purple, net-wrapped wig, blue makeup, and outrageous clothes. Undoubtedly convinced that his visual impact would not create the desired notice, he declares that he is heading into outer space (some will think he is there already) and that he is part pharaoh, and trying to bypass earth on his way to higher spheres. In case his verbal and vestment eccentricities still cannot drum up the necessary attention, there is always his music. In fact, one wonders if a certain disservice is not given the music by the strange verbalizations and appearance of Sun Ra - viewers will have to decide for themselves.



composer, eccentric, innovation, keyboards [music], music