The Magic City – Meshell Ndegeocello





Red Hot + Ra: The Magic City is a profound musical journey curated by Grammy Award-winning bassist-composer-producer Meshell Ndegeocello. Recorded with a diverse ensemble, including the legendary 99-year-old saxophonist Marshall Allen and hip-hop/punk-jazz vocalist Pink Siifu, this album transcends traditional covers, offering entirely new compositions inspired by Sun Ra’s philosophy. With a multi-generational cast of community musicians, the project recontextualizes Sun Ra’s work, avoiding clichés and presenting a brighter perspective than its predecessor, 2023’s Red Hot + Ra: Nuclear War.

Immerse yourself in the dreamlike and soulful interpretation of Sun Ra’s composition as The Magic City marks the third installment in the Red Hot & Ra series. With it’s upcoming album release on April 5th, 2024, and vinyl release on April 12th, 2024, this album is a testament to Ndegeocello’s visionary approach. Meshell Ndegeocello, an iconic singer-songwriter and artist, brings forth a present-time experience that honors Sun Ra’s legacy while navigating the complexities of our society.

Join the celebration of Sun Ra’s music with Red Hot + Ra: Magic City, a transformative musical experience that invites listeners to design their own path in the cosmic realm of sound.