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TD-277945-21

New York Foundation for the Arts (Brooklyn, NY 11201-8301)
Adam Kahan (Project Director: August 2020 to present)
Sun Ra from Saturn

Development of a sixty-minute documentary film examining the life and work of jazz musician and forerunner of Afrofuturism Sun Ra (1914–93).

A documentary film about the influential pianist and bandleader Sun Ra (né Herman Poole Blount, 1914-1993). The sophistication and range of Ra’s music, his charismatic personality, his intellectual explorations and writings, and his continuing impact on jazz and related genres, make Ra a germinal figure of the 20th century.

Project fields:
African American History; Film History and Criticism; Music History and Criticism

Program:
Media Projects Development

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$74,970 (approved)
$74,970 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2021 – 11/30/2021