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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Space Is The Place (1974)

  • Sun Ra
Sun Ra--space-age prophet, Pharaonic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader--land his spaceship in Oakland, having been presumed lost in space for a few years. With Black Power on the rise, Ra disembarks and proclaims himself "the alter-destiny." He holds a myth-vs reality rap session with vblack inner-city youth at a rec center, threatening "to chain you up and take you with me, like they did you in Africa" if they resist his mplea to go to outer space. He duels at cards with The Overseer, a satanic overlord, with the fate of the black race at stake. Ra wins the right to a world concert, which features great performance footage of the Arkestra. Agents sent by the Overseer attempt to assassinate Ra, but he vanishes, rescues his people, and departs in his spaceship from the exploding planet Earth.

Link to soundtrack review.
Sun Ra - Space Is The Place (1974)


Anonymous said...

the link is no longer active.

the saucer people said...

I hope you are planning to re-up the links to the Sun Ra 'Space Is The Place' film, judging by the screen-shots you have a really good transfer, the colours look much more vibrant than the three different rips I have of the film (hey, its one of my all time favourite films!)....

I have rips of the BBC documentary from 2005 'Sun Ra: Brother From Another Planet' (I have a good rip of the 1984 film by the same name though I am sure you will have posted this already) and the Sun Ra 'A Joyful Noise' documentary if you are interested....just leave a message here or even better email me at


the saucer people said...

whoops, the link is still active via the Megaupload link at the bottom! Sorry about that! If you have not got the other two documentaries I mentioned just let me know!

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