Re: females & whites with Ra

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#1 Mon, 1994-11-21 13:14
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Re: females & whites with Ra

Thanks for the message; good story & very interesting insight. Obviously Ra seldom used anybody white earlier or in other contexts, altho similar incidents might have occurred over the decades. I leave your original post intact for reference!

On Tue, 15 Nov 1994, Donald Glasgo wrote:

Vladimir,

Your response to Will made me think of a funny review of a Sun Ra concert in 1990. After Sun Ra was here at Dartmouth College for a residency and concert with the Arkestra and the student band here--the Barbary Coast (which I direct), he was so impressed with one of the trumpet players and two of the trombone players that he invited them to come down the following week and play with the Arkestra in a concert at Boston U. All three players from the Coast were white. In his review of the concert in the Boston Globe, Bob Blumenthal wondered if the "use of Caucasians in the Arkestra" signalled a new direction. Actually Sun Ra did want to take the three of them with the Arkestra to Russia, but the tour was cancelled when Sunny went into the hospital with high blood pressure. . . . Don Glasgo Dartmouth College

vladimir simosko music library, university of manitoba email: libmu1@ccu.umanitoba.ca snailmail: Music Library University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 CANADA