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RBMA New York announce first batch of events and guest speakers

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    20 Feb 2013
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RBMA New York is taking shape.

The Academy have announced a clutch of events taking place in the city as part of the school-cum-party series. May 2 will see Kim Gordon’s Body/Head outfit, Prurient, Stephen O’Malley, Alan Licht and Oren Ambarchi all stopping by at Queens’ Knockdown Centre. Brian Eno, meanwhile, will give an “illustrated” talk on May 6, using his 77 Million Painting audiovisual installation as inspiration. May 23 will see Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Spinn, DJ Rashad, Salva and Egyptian Lover all share a bill at Santos Party House. On May 25, James Murphy will celebrate DFA’s 12th birthday with a show at Brooklyn’s Grand Prospect Hall, centred around the premiere of documentary film 12 Years Of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic.

RBMA have also revealed a selection of the 230+ artists set to speak or perform in the city. Chief among them are: Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Masters At Work, Flying LotusErykah Badu, Tony Visconti, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto, Mala, Four Tet, ?uestlove, Q-Tip, Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory, Skream ,The Juan Maclean, Black Dice and Young Chop. Showcases are also expected from L.I.E.S. and UNO. Many more artists are yet to be announced.

Last of all, RBMA have announced they will replicate London’s highly successful Culture Clash in the city. Fool’s Gold, Young Guru & Just Blaze, Que Bajo?! and Federation Sound will all face off at the Roseland Ballroom on May 9.

RBMA New York will run from April 28 – May 31. Full details of all 34 events taking place as part of the programme will be released on March 4. Head here to see which UK musicians will be participating in the course.

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