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A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism (Discovering America)


Sun Ra said he came from Saturn. Known on earth for his inventive music and extravagant stage shows, he pioneered free-form improvisation in an ensemble setting with the devoted band he called the “Arkestra.” Sun Ra took jazz from the inner city to outer space, infusing traditional swing with far-out harmonies, rhythms, and sounds. Described as the father of Afrofuturism, Sun Ra created “space music” as a means of building a better future for American blacks here on earth.

A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism offers a spirited introduction to the life and work of this legendary but underappreciated musician, composer, and poet. Paul Youngquist explores and assesses Sun Ra’s wide-ranging creative output—music, public preaching, graphic design, film and stage performance, and poetry—and connects his diverse undertakings to the culture and politics of his times, including the space race, the rise of technocracy, the civil rights movement, and even space-age bachelor-pad music. By thoroughly examining the astro-black mythology that Sun Ra espoused, Youngquist masterfully demonstrates that he offered both a holistic response to a planet desperately in need of new visions and vibrations and a new kind of political activism that used popular culture to advance social change. In a nation obsessed with space and confused about race, Sun Ra aimed not just at assimilation for the socially disfranchised but even more at a wholesale transformation of American society and a more creative, egalitarian world.

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Swiftly Done™ Bright Outdoor LED Light Solar Energy Powered – Weatherproof – No Tools Required; Peel ‘n Stick / Motion Sensor-Detector Activated / For Patio, Deck, Yard, Garden, Home, Driveway, Stairs, Outside Wall / Wireless Exterior Security Lighting (No Battery Required) / Dusk to Dawn Dark Sensing Auto On / Off


The RJ Technologies Outdoor Security Solar Powered LED motion light requires NO wiring and NO tools! Just peel off the plastic and stick to any surface! (Sticks on bricks, stucco, wood, metal, glass, etc). Mounts in seconds!

Perfect for patios, decks, pathways, stairways, driveways, garden, etc. The light will turn on at night, and automatically off in the morning. It will be in “dim light” mode until it senses motion; when sensing motion it will activate the “bright light”. “Bright light” turns off 10 seconds after motion stops. Detects motion within 10 feet – 120 degree angle.

The RJ Technologies solar light uses a powerful 0.44W solar panel to charge the light during the day. Solar panel life span: 5 years – LED Life Span: 50,000 hours

Package includes one solar light, activation key and two screws (Screws are unnecessary, just peel off and mount.)

Product Features

  • Installs easily in seconds; just peel and stick to any surface (bricks, stucco, siding, wood, metal, glass etc.)
  • No wiring necessary; solar energy powered
  • Durable, weather-resistant & heatproof plastic construction
  • Automated switch – Auto on at night / auto off at sunrise; Dim light when no motion / Bright light activates when sensing motion
  • Bright, yet inconspicuous fixture; 4.5″ x 3.4″ x 1.6″

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INST Solar Powered LED String Light, Ambiance Lighting, 55ft 17m 100 LED Solar Fairy String Lights for Outdoor, Gardens, Homes, Christmas Party (Warm White)


Features:

* Environment-friendly products, high energy conversion rate.

* Put under sunshine during the day, and it begins to light up at night.

*It varies with the intensity of sunlight, user’s geography locations, weather
conditions and shift of seasons.

* Put on wall, window, door, floor, ceiling, grass, Christmas tree, post or
building,adds perfect atmosphere to your place.

* A perfect decoration for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Party, Wedding, etc.

* Solar powered panel is stood by a 20cm garden spike.

* With ON/OFF,MODE switch.

Specification:

Light color: warm white

Power: Solar Power 0.2W~0.5W peak

Ni-Mh batteries: AA size, 1200mAH,1pcs

Light source: Super Bright 100 LED

Switch : ON/OFF/MODE

Working mode: FLASH /STEADY on.

Working time: Steady on mode 10~20h; Flash mode 16~30h

Working temperature: -20℃ ~+60℃

Charging time: 4~8h

Note:

1.If the ground is too hard, do not twist or hammer it with force. Try to soften
the ground with water and then insert into the ground. Failure to follow this
may result in product damage.

2.It is suggested the solar panel to be fully charged for 6h at the first use.

3.The light will light up automatically at dusk and may turn off automatically
when ambient light is too strong(above 15lux).

4.Turn the light on and set light mode before charging the solar power, so it
will light up at dusk.

Package Includes:

1 x Solar Panel

1 x 20 cm Spike

1 x 100 LED Solar String Fairy warm white Lights

 

Product Features

  • This solar LED works by converting solar energy into electricity during the day, and it lights up automatically at dark.
  • The volume of solar energy converted and stored everyday ,great and long lighting performance.
  • Sealed process, with good waterproof performance.
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor decoration with trees, wreaths, etc.
  • 100 LED lights STEADY and FLASH in a string, form a beautiful and fairy world.

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