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Left image Sun Ra Arkestra playing brass instruments and right image Thon Cross with Tuba

Sun Ra Arkestra and Theon Cross

Part of FEaST Festival

Presented by
FEaST Festival
, and
Feed Me Weird Things
Tickets will be available at
General Admission $42
Students $23
Saturday, November 4, 2023, 7:30 pm

Presented in collaboration with FEaST Festival and Feed Me Weird Things

Part of Hancher's 51st season

Iowa's premier avant-garde presenting series Feed Me Weird Things returns with its adventurous, multimodal FEaST festival. Hancher joins the celebration as a programmatic partner during the festival's closing event featuring Sun Ra Arkestra and Theon Cross. 

Originally founded in the mid-20th century by jazz composer Sun Ra—and now led by saxophonist Marshall Allen—the Arkestra has been at the forefront of exploring new horizons in creative music and inspiring the ever-evolving tenets of Afrofuturism. 

Opening act Theon Cross has reinvented the tuba as the low-voiced leader of innovative and explosive—and hard to define—ensembles. A core member of Shabaka Hutching's Sons of Kemet ensemble, Cross's music often remixes jazz, dub, hip-hop, soca, grime, and other sounds from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora. 

Sun Ra Arkestra Website

Theon Cross Website

Sara & Sherwood Wolfson Educational Fund

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Paris Young in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at