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A Fresh Look at the History and Politics of the World’s Nastiest Groove

  Tune in to iMiXWHATiLiKE!… with interviews from legends D. Floyd and Go-Go Mickey and leading historians Kato Hammond and Tahira Mahdi/Agent 99, the iMWiL! crew took a new look at go-go music; the history, impact of gentrification and relationship … Continue reading A Fresh Look at the History and Politics of the World’s Nastiest Groove

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The Story Behind Baltimore’s #MyAmerica Mural on Penn & Gold

The organizers created the project as one of twelve (12) site-specific workshops at Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life.  The conference was held in Baltimore from September 30th through October 3rd and was planned and facilitated by dozens … Continue reading The Story Behind Baltimore’s #MyAmerica Mural on Penn & Gold

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Teach the Beat: Go-Go Goes to School: Artists and Scholars in the Classroom | Sept 29, 2015 [Video]

On Tuesday September 29, 2015, renowned go-go artists Sweet Cherie, Shannon Browne, and Kato Hammond talked with students in Mr. Yarborough’s jazz class at Duke Ellington High School of the Performing Arts (DCPS) as part of an initiative called “Teach … Continue reading Teach the Beat: Go-Go Goes to School: Artists and Scholars in the Classroom | Sept 29, 2015 [Video]

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Mass Appeal Magazine Publishes Kato’s Personal Top 10 Must Hear Go-Go Songs

Words by Peter Relic When your handle derives from the name of Bruce Lee’s character in The Green Hornet, chances are you’re one cool dude. Washington, D.C. native Kevin “Kato” Hammond more than fits the bill. Growing up in the … Continue reading Mass Appeal Magazine Publishes Kato’s Personal Top 10 Must Hear Go-Go Songs

Ras Lidj Breaks Down The Regggo Movement – [Video]

Although DC native Ras Lidj has been the force driving the Regggo music movement for quite some time now, many people still may wonder exactly what it is.  In the video clip below, filmed live at the Carter Barron, Ras indoctrinate a solid and precise definition of its sources and inspirations, as The DEEP Band melodically takes you on a Regggo music journey. CLICK BELOW TO WATCH VIDEO CLIP: Continue reading Ras Lidj Breaks Down The Regggo Movement – [Video]