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The Go-Go Beat in Washington, D.C.:
Workshop and Teacher Curricula Meeting

Workshop for All Ages and Meeting for Teachers on The Evolution of the Go-Go Beat in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, July 9, 2011 Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum 1901 Fort Place, SE 20020 www.anacostia.si.edu

1- 3 p.m. Discussion and Performance on the Evolution of the Go-Go Beat in Washington, D.C. Charles Stephenson and Kip Lornell, co-authors of The Beat! Go-Go Music from Washington, DC, present the history of Go-Go music in the nation’s capital. Gregory “Sugar Bear” Elliot of EU discusses his story and tells how Go-Go led him to the band that was started when he was a teenager. Sweet Cherie of Bela Dona, a graduate of Howard University, talks about Go-Go music’s influence on other forms of music, including jazz and gospel. Faycez U Know, a popular Go-Go band, concludes the program with a live performance. No reservations required. Open to all ages.

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3 – 4:30 p.m. Meeting for teachers interested in developing lessons to accompany the book The Beat! Go-Go Music from Washington, D.C. If you either already teach about Go-Go or have wanted to develop a lesson on Go-Go for middle or high school, please join us at this session following the presentation above. Teaching for Change and the authors of The Beat are producing an online teaching guide with lessons based on The Beat for use in social studies, language arts, math, art, and music classes. We are recruiting teachers to help with that process. Honoraria will be provided to teachers who develop lessons which meet which meet the criteria for publication. Please RSVP to Maya Cameron via email: mayac.phd@gmail.com.

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