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Music: Afro-galactic dreams

Cape Town

More than half a century after the first "Afronaut", musician and cosmic philosopher Sun Ra, returned from Saturn, his dream of an interplanetary Afrotopia lives on.

More than half a century after the first “Afronaut”, musician and cosmic philosopher Sun Ra, returned from Saturn, his dream of an interplanetary Afrotopia lives on. The Afro Galactic Dream Factory is the latest project to look to outer space as a future paradise “regained, remixed, redreamed and relaunched”. It promises to be as spacy as funkadelic, bringing together artists from Jamaica, Amsterdam and South Africa, including Jimmy Rage, Mr Sakitumi, Masello Motana and Lee Thomson. Expect an explicitly extraterrestrial Afro-techno vocal symphony of poetry, performance, music and video.

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