The co-authors of the book, The Beat! Go-Go Music from Washington, DC (Charles Stephenson and Kip Lornell), lead a discussion and demonstration on the emergence of Go-Go music in Washington, DC. Other guests are Shuaib Mitchell, the director of Straight up Go-Go; choreographer/dancer Melvin Deal; and musicians 32 of Northeast Groovers and Go-Go Mickey of Rare Essence. This program is dedicated to the memory of Little Benny, a legend and driving force in Go-Go. Books and DVDs will be available for purchase! Saturday, October 30 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum 1901 Fort Place SE Washington, DC Continue reading The Beat: GoGo Music from West Africa to Washington DC – Saturday October, 30
Did you know that the beat that makes Go-Go music go is kin to the beats that were developed in parts of Africa many years ago? Charles Stephenson and Kip Lornell, co-authors of The Beat! Go-Go Music From Washington, DC, will lead a discussion and demonstration on how Go-Go music emerged in Washington, D.C. Other guests are Shuaib Mitchell the director of the Straight Up Go-Go DVD, choreographer/dancer Melvin Deal, and musicians 32 of the Northeast Groovers and Go-Go Mickey of Rare Essence. Books and DVDs are available for purchase. Saturday, June 5 @ 1:00pm 1901 Fort Place, SE Washington, DC 20020 … Continue reading Teach the Beat: Go-Go Music from West Africa to Washington, D.C.
In this episode we salute the celebration of President Elect Barack Obama. As well, we take you inside the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and present clips from the dedication memory ceremony to Robert “Dyke” Reed of Trouble Funk. To include Charles Hankerson, Maurice Shorter, Buggy of BYB, Kato Hammond, Big Tony Fisher and Taylor Reed. Continue reading Showtime, Obama & Trouble Funk