King Brit Salutes Sun Ra Tonight on Planet Gowanus

Germantown’s biggest jazz star has been getting major props in  Philadelphia this year. The Sun Ra centennial has brought its fair share of creative homages around the city. In both Philly and Chicago (where Ra has roots) the DJ and arts entrepreneur King Britt has thrown a couple of bashes to celebrate Sunny’s 100th Earthday. He calls his ever-shifting homage “The Beautiful Noise.”

Tonight Britt brings his supersonic audio-visual scene to the angels and demons at play in Brooklyn. In the exploratory spirit of The Magic City and Disco 3000  the 2014 edition of the AFROPUNK Festival drops an “after dark” showcase to keep the music going at Littlefield (Planet Gowanus). Britt shares the stage with keybster Damon Bennett, bassist Anthony Tidd and special guests. It looks to be the kind of sensual sprawl that Mr. Blount himself used to generate with the Arkestra on a regular basis.

In the mood for some interstellar low-ways? Feel like splashing around in stardust from tomorrow? Ready to dance with the cosmo aliens?  You can take a monorail or satellite to get there. Step right up.

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