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Pair of (2) tickets to Satellites Are Spinning #6 at Franklin Institute Planetarium 4/18/18
Pair of (2) tickets to Satellites Are Spinning #6 at Franklin Institute Planetarium 4/18/18Enter to win a Pair(2) of tickets to Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra
Concert Series #6 at Franklin Institute Planetarium on Wednesday April 18th @ 8:00 pm (7:30 doors)
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*Music Director - Kevin Diehl*

The band for Satellites #6 at the Planetarium of the Franklin Institute will include music director, drummer, Kevin Diehl, bassist, Keith DeStefano, guitarist, Charles Ellerbe, keyboardist, Adam Faulk, tenor saxophonist Elliott Levin, trumpeter, Paul Giess, trombonist, Dan Blacksberg, as well as guest vocalists, Saudah Al Akbar and Kevin Valentine, and rapper, DJ Ear 2 Ear. Special performance by interdisciplinary artist, Lloyd Lawrence.

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In the fall of 2014, Philadelphia Jazz Project developed a special mixtape project honoring the immeasurable imaginative genius of the late Philadelphia, visionary musician, philosopher, composer and band leader, Sun Ra [1914 to 1993]. This unique challenge provided an exciting opportunity for DJs, producers, musicians, singers, poets, rappers and others to spread their wings.

When the smoke cleared, seven mixtapes were created containing over 50 compositions featuring over 100 different artists. The music included magical moments of avant-grade Jazz, Sun Ra classics, Poetry, Funk, Hiphop, Rock and more. Continuing this exploration of the influence of Sun Ra, Philadelphia Jazz Project in collaboration WRTI radio host, J. Michael Harrison present, Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra: A concert series. Featuring 8 performances at some of the region's most important venues.

The series will present a diverse, aggregation of regional Jazz, Rock, R&B, Experimental, Hiphop, EDM artists and poets. It will also feature special guest, performance artists, a percolating videoscape by video master: Gralin Hughes, as well as a broad range of musical selections from the catalogs of Sun Ra and former, Sun Ra Arkestra members, as well as otherworldly tunes by such diverse artists as Parliament/Funkadelic, Outkast, Benny Golson, Talking Heads, Earth, Wind & Fire, Albert King, Nona Hendryx, David Bowie, Return To Forever, John Coltrane & many more.

Satellites Are Spinning #6
Wednesday April 18th @ 8:00 pm (7:30 doors)
Franklin Institute Planetarium
222 N 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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