April 02, 2014

Unwind with Vulcan at Birmingham Revealed! 2014 SUN RA: MUSICIAN PHILOSOPHER, POET


Birmingham, AL – Join us after-hours Thursday, April 10 and unwind with Vulcan. Explore the museum, mingle with friends, and enjoy cocktails and refreshments as the sun sets over Birmingham. At 6 p.m. join us for a unique program exploring the people, places and events that have shaped our dynamic city.

Vulcan® Park and Museum is proud to present Sun Ra: Musician, Philosopher, Poet. One of Birmingham’s most original citizens, who made his mark on a variety of fronts – as a prolific writer and poet, through his psychedelic, space-age films and most notably, his eclectic, electric jazz music of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. While his unorthodox lifestyle was a bit offbeat, his music found its groove, influencing such figures as George Clinton of P-Funk fame. To honor “the man from Saturn,” The Birmingham Seven will perform original transcriptions from Su Ra’s Magic City album in this retrospective of the legendary musician and Birmingham native.


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