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Sun Ra was born in Alabama in 1914 and was a jazz musician and composer known for his unique blend of avant-garde jazz and Afrofuturism. He formed his band, the Arkestra, in the 1950s and continued to perform and record until his death in 1993. Sun Ra's music often explored spiritual and cosmic themes, and he believed in the power of music to transform and heal individuals and society. He was a highly influential figure in the world of jazz and continues to be celebrated for his innovative and visionary approach to music.

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