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Venue is +21; ID w/ proof of age is required for entry [clear filter]
Thursday, March 22

5:00pm EDT

Opening Reception and Screening of Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Music Society Short Films

(Two short blocks South of The Kimmel Center, between Thompson and Sullivan Streets)

Light Hors D'oeurves provided / Cash Bar

About the short films:

Eleven of the twelve songs on Esperanza’s  Spalding’s latest release, Radio Music Society, are accompanied by conceptual short films, which further express Esperanza’s inspiration and story behind each track. Shot in various locations including New York City; Barcelona, Spain; and Portland, Oregon; all films will be available to purchasers as a digital download or on a DVD in the deluxe version.

Venue phone #: 212 353 3474


Thursday March 22, 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
(Le) Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
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
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