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Friday, March 23

9:00pm EDT

AFTER HOURS: Libation NYC: A Global Soul Dance Party featuring DJ Ian Friday

Acclaimed music historian Tim Lawrence, author of Loves Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, calls New York dance party Libation “one of the few parties in New York where the sonically and socially progressive lineage that began with the Loft and carried on at parties such as the Gallery, the Paradise Garage, the Underground Network and Body & Soul lives on.” Ian Friday, Manchildblack, and Afro Mosaic Soul have teamed up with this conference to present a special evening of one of Gotham’s hottest underground dance parties: Libation (The Global Soul Experience). Resident mixologist Ian Friday (Global Soul Music) will spin a seamless set of deep, underground, soul-drenched music.


Admission: $10 for EMP/IASPM-US, $15 general

Friday March 23, 2012 9:00pm - Saturday March 24, 2012 4:00am EDT
Sullivan Room 218 Sullivan Street NY 10012

10:30pm EDT

AFTER HOURS: Poor Baby Bree presents Ragtime, Ragmen, and Ragamuffins: Historic Songs of the Lower East Side

 “Like being transported into another era. What an amazing performer!” -- Laurie Anderson

Join singer/archivist Bree Benton as Bowery waif “Poor Baby Bree” and musical director and frequent EMP presenter Franklin Bruno for a revue of comic and pathetic songs dating from the 1870s-1910s, the golden age of New York vaudeville. Hear songs by Irving Berlin (“Yiddle, With Your Fiddle, Play Some Ragtime”), variety impresario Tony Pastor (“In the Bowery”), Irish-American musical theater pioneers Harrigan & Hart (“The Market on Saturday Night”), and other rarely-performed numbers, reconstructed from original sheet music and songsters. With Franklin Bruno (piano), Karen Waltuch (viola), Jacob Garchik (tuba/trombone), and Nick Russo (banjo/mandolin). 60 minutes.

Please visit www.poorbabybree.com for more information and advance ticketing.

Admission at door: $8 for Pop Conference/IASPM-US attendees, $12 general


Franklin Bruno

Franklin Bruno is the author of Armed Forces, in Continuum’s 33 1/3 series; he is currently writing a book on popular song-form for Wesleyan University Press. His criticism has appeared in The Nation, Oxford American, The Believer, and two editions of Da Capo’s Best Music Writing... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2012 10:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Bleecker St. Theater 45 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012
Saturday, March 24

6:30pm EDT

AFTER HOURS: Conference Party

Conference attendees 21 and older are invited to continue the conversation into the night at Von, , located at 3 Bleecker Street between Lafayette and Bowery. Panelists will receive a wristband to enjoy cocktails at the bar. Sponsored by NPR Music



Saturday March 24, 2012 6:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Von 3 Bleecker Street, Floor 19 New York, NY 10036

11:00pm EDT

AFTER HOURS: Bollywood Disco—Tropical Bass Edition Retro film classics, Eclectic Disco and Tropical Bass Grooves

DJ Rekha, Eddie Stats and guests, Visuals by Fictive

Since 2002, DJ Rekha and her crew have translated the exuberance and energy of the Bollywood screen to the New York dance floor. This special edition of Bollywood Disco has a Tropical Bass spin to coincide with the Roundtable her and her musical co-conspirator, Eddie Stats, have cooked up for the EMP Pop Conference. By digging deep into their digital and physical crates Rekha, Eddie, and special guests paint the sonic boom of an Indian Film Soundtrack collide with island vibes.

Admission: $10 for EMP/IASPM-US participants w/ unique badge, $12 advance, $15 at door


Rekha Malhotra AKA DJ Rekha

Rekha Malhotra AKA DJ Rekha is a DJ, producer and founder of Basement Bhangra™ and Bollywood Disco club nights. She has designed sound for "Bridge and Tunnel" on Broadway and NPR, and curated shows for Summerstage, Celebrate Brooklyn and 92Y Tribeca. She is an adjunct lecturer at... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2012 11:00pm - Sunday March 25, 2012 4:00am EDT
(Le) Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
Sunday, March 25

7:30pm EDT

AFTER HOURS: Concert Performance of Vidas Perfectas

Following a lunch session preview, the performers of Vidas Perfectas bring two episodes in a full concert version. Directed by Alex Waterman, this all-new Spanish-language version of Robert Ashley’s landmark work Perfect Lives (1977-1983) features Ned Sublette, Elio Villafranca, Peter Gordon, Elisa Santiago, and Abraham Gómez Delgado, in the roles originally performed by Robert Ashley, “Blue” Gene Tyranny, Peter Gordon, Jill Kroesen and David van Tieghem, respectively.


Abraham Gomez Delgado

Abraham Gomez-Delgado is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and performance artist of Peruvian descent. A native of Puerto Rico, he now leads the experimental Latin music group Zemog el Gallo Bueno, co-leads the Positive Catastrophe and has a performance art group named Eje... Read More →

Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon first gained attention in New York in the late 1970s with his Love of Life Orchestra (LOLO). He has composed large-scale scores for collaborations in theater, dance, film and video, including Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives. His recordings include Star Jaws, Extended... Read More →

Elisa Santiago

Elisa Santiago danced professionally in Spain for several years before receiving her BA in choreography at The School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam in 2003. There she met Voin de Voin, with whom she made performance installation pieces under the name of Kangaroo Productions... Read More →

Ned Sublette

Ned Sublette is a singer-songwriter and author. He has published three books: Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo, The World that Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square, and The Year Before the Flood. His albums include Kiss You Down South (forthcoming... Read More →

Elio Villafranca

Elio Villafranca was classically trained in percussion and composition at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba before his arrival in the U.S. in late 1995. Resident professor at Temple University, he is at the forefront of the latest generation of remarkable Cuban pianists... Read More →

Sunday March 25, 2012 7:30pm - 8:45pm EDT
(Le) Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012