Alumna Emilia Halvorsen Saporiti ’15 and No-No Boy Visit Friends School

Alumna Emilia Halvorsen Saporiti ’15 and No-No Boy Visit Friends School

Alumna Emilia Halvorsen Saporiti ’15 is a current law student at Lewis & Clark Law School. Outside of school, however, she is a musician with No-No Boy as a harmony singer, keys player, music video director, and co-producer of their most recent album, Empire Electric, released last September by the Smithsonian Folkways label.

No-No Boy is an immersive concert experience that illuminates hidden Asian American histories through folk songs, sound pieces, live projections, and storytelling. NPR Music has hailed it as “one of the most insurgent pieces of music you’ll ever hear which re-examines Americana with devastating effect… An act of revisionist subversion.” Nashville-born songwriter and scholar Julian Saporiti, who also happens to be Emilia's husband, takes inspiration from his own family’s history living through the Vietnam War and many other stories of Asian American experiences. He has transformed his years of doctoral study into an innovative project that bridges a divide between art and scholarship.

No-No Boy will perform for students during an Upper School Collection in March. If you’re interested in seeing Emilia and Julian, they will be playing at Joe’s Pub in New York City on March 29, 2024. More information about this performance can be found on the Joe's Pub website