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Friday, March 23
 

1:00pm EDT

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

This rock camp music showcase will bring to life, and sound out, the spirit of feminist music empowerment through arts educational activism. It will feature a performance by the band Still Saffire, playing originally composed songs.


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Still Saffire

Indie-rock band Still Saffire is the coming together of two sets of 14- 17-y-o sisters: Sonya and Charlotte/Soreya and Annika. The band’s catchy, harmony-filled tunes have brought them to many venues in the New York area. One of Still Saffire’s missions is to “play for a cause... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

1:00pm EDT

“We’re Gonna Rise When the Sun’s Going Down”: Peter Stampfel in Conversation with RJ Smith

A ramble through the life of the man Robert Christgau called the other genius to come out of the Greenwich Village folk scene, with pointers on the days before Bob, Harry Smith, the Fugs, playing music with Sam Shepard, Mississippi John Hurt, and Lester Bangs, the great Have Moicy album, and the recent recording of Have Moicy 2.


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RJ Smith

RJ Smith has been a senior editor at Los Angeles magazine, a contributor to Blender, a columnist for The Village Voice, a staff writer at Spin, and a contributor to numerous other publications. His award-winning cultural history, The Great Black Way, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller... Read More →
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Peter Stampfel

Peter Stampfel has been called the other genius to come out of the Greenwich Village folk scene (Bob Christgau said it). He can talk folk in the days before Bob, the birth of the Fugs, playing with Sam Shepard, Mississippi John Hurt, and Lester Bangs, the great Have Moicy album and... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
The Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (GC) 238 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012
 
Saturday, March 24
 

1:00pm EDT

Minneapolis Royalty: Prince

Matt Thomas, “From Counterculture 2 Cyberculture and Back Again”
Zaheer Ali, “MPLS (Minneapolis): As Site and Sound”

Moderator: Adam Sexton


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Zaheer Ali

Oral Historian, Brooklyn Historical Society
Zaheer Ali is the Oral Historian at Brooklyn Historical Society, a nationally recognized urban history center founded in 1863. As Brooklyn Historical Society's Oral Historian, he records, collects, archives, and curates the lived histories, testimonies, memoirs, and narrations of... Read More →
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Adam Sexton

Adam Sexton is Associate Director of Arts, Humanities, and Writing at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. His books include Rap on Rap and Desperately Seeking Madonna, and he has written on music for the New York Times, Village Voice, and Boston Phoenix.
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Matt Thomas

Born and raised in Seattle, Matt Thomas received a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Southern California in 2003. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the University of Iowa working on a dissertation about life hacking. Abstract:"From Counterculture... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
 
Sunday, March 25
 

1:00pm EDT

Rhyme Thoughts Travel at a Tremendous Speed”: GZA/The Genius Discusses Liquid Swords

(image credit: Kai Regan/Alldayeveryday)

In 1995 GZA released Liquid Swords, the first of the solo Wu Tang Clan efforts. The album is constantly referenced among artists in the indie, electronic, and of course hip hop world as an inspiration for its eclecticism and challenge to standard ways of writing music. Pitchfork media, for example, invited GZA to perform the classic album in full at their summer festival. The GZA will discuss the album within the framework of a discussion of his career as an MC, his creative process, and the global state of an artform that began right here in New York City.

Moderator: Jon Caramanica


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Jon Caramanica

Jon Caramanica is a pop critic at the New York Times.   Abstract:"'Rhyme Thoughts Travel At A Tremendous Speed': GZA/The Genius Discusses Liquid Swords" In 1995 GZA released LIQUID SWORDS, the first of the solo Wu Tang Clan efforts. The album is constantly referenced among artists... Read More →
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GZA/The Genius

GZA/The Genius is a founding member of the seminal hip hop group the Wu-Tang Clan. His1995 solo effort, Liquid Swords, produced entirely by RZA, met with critical and commercial acclaim, and is widely considered one of the best albums to come out of the Wu-Tang camp. In 1998, the... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY

1:00pm EDT

Phoebe Jacobs Talks About Her Career in the Music Industry: A Thematic Interview with Judith Tick

Jacobs oversaw public relations at two legendary venues in New York City, Basin Street East and the Rainbow Room and Rainbow Grill at Rockefeller Center, and can contribute to our understanding of the
music making which these spaces both enabled and constrained at a time during which jazz was fighting for its social life in the city. She also served as the publicist for such musicians as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Peggy Lee: public relations provided opportunities for women in an otherwise male dominated music industry.

Moderator: Judith Tick


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Phoebe Jacobs

Phoebe Jacobs is Executive vice president of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation. Her archives are located at Columbia University and the Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College, Chicago. Her experiences and memories are documented in many jazz biographies, among... Read More →
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Judith Tick

Judith Tick is a music historian specializing in American music and women’s history. A Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004 as an “innovator in the field of musical biography.” She... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012