On the nights of September 13th and 14th a SpeakeasyDC event took place at the Atlas Performing Arts Center that focused its attention on the history and plights of Go-Go music. By the end of each night, the entire house was … Continue reading They Cranked. They Grooved. They Danced and Spoke About It Too.
At a few different points in go-go history, there was a permeating confidence that the best was yet to come for the genre. But currently, faith in go-go’s future is notably inconsistent across go-go culturists. It’s not just the petty bickering that tells so much, but the silence of some of the brightest artists is so downright deafening that naysayers’ potshots at the bands are actually being paid attention to. What’s up with the thunderous crank of love and support from those who are best equipped to do so? On every day and in every season, there is room for … Continue reading Go-Go, the Giver and the Gift [DC Brand 99]
The All-Female band Be’la Dona brings in the Christmas cheer by rocking the All-Female band Pleasure’s “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” life at the LaFountaine Bleue. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO CLIP BELOW: Continue reading Be’la & Santa’s Coming To Town
TMOTTGoGo sends a special congratulations to the following, who came out as winners in the Washington Area Music Association’s 2012 26th Annual WAMA Awards: Gregory “Sugar Bear” Elliot: | Best GoGo Talker Be’la Dona: | Best GoGo Duo/Group Cherie “Sweet Cherie” Mitchell-Argus: | Best GoGo Instrumentalist Christylez Bacon: | Best Hip-Hop Rapper Godisheus: | Best Rap/Hip-Hop Duo/Group Black Alley: | Best Urban Contemporary Duo/Group Once again, congratulations to you all, as well as all the other nominees. Please continue in your paths of doing great work! To view the entire list of nominees and winners, CLICK HERE! **Picture image of … Continue reading Sugar Bear, Be’la Dona, Sweet Cherie, Godisheus, Black Alley Take Home The Wammies!
The following video clip below captures a live performance as songstress Vivian Green graced the Bela Dona stage and rocks the crowd at the La Fontaine Bleue last night. – WATCH THE VIDEO CLIP BELOW: Continue reading Vivian Green Rocks with Bela Dona – 11/23/11 [Video]
Question: Donnell Floyd leaps onto a Bela’ Dona set with scarf wrapped around his head. And you do know what that means, don’t you? Answer: It means… Be’la Dona instantly become the Queens of the Go-Go Beat! CHECK OUT THE VIDEO CLIP BELOW (shot by Chip Py): Continue reading Donnell Floyd Leaps Onto A Be’la Dona Stage & Locks In A Groove
Be’la Dona: Ancient old worth more than gold. Cannot be bought. Cannot be sold. Cannot be pushed. Cannot be lifted. And I’m telling you, you’ve got a whole lot to deal with. WATCH VIDEO CLIP BELOW: Continue reading Be’la Dona – Play This Only at Night
The 25th Annual Wammies (Washington Area Music Association) Awards Ceremony was held last night at the State Theater. Performers included Faycez U Know, The Charm City Devils, Julia Nixon and the Hula Monsters. Below is a list of some of the winners and categories from last night’s ceremony. ————————- GO-GO LEAD TALKER (this category resulted in a Tie) Chi Ali Rick Ross DUO/GROUP Rare Essence INSTRUMENTALIST Cherie Mitchell-Agurs ———- GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL VOCALIST Richard Smallwood GROUP/CHOIR Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music RECORDING “Life Songs” by Charles McPhatter ——— JAZZ VOCALIST Esther Haynes DUO/GROUP The Bruce Swaim Quartet INSTRUMENTALIST Al Williams … Continue reading Raheem, Jah Works, Sweet Cherie & GODISHEUS Among Winners of 25th Annual Wammies
The Gazette – Wendy Mackall, a career Montgomery County firefighter and lead singer for Be’la Dona band, in front of one of the fire trucks at the Kensington station where she works. Since becoming a county firefighter she said she’s become some-what famous as the “face of Montgomery County” Fire and Rescue Service. Her picture is plastered on recruiting and advertising material, found mainly on the side of the county’s Ride On buses. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE Continue reading Be’la Dona Vocalist Wendy Mackall Fights Fires for a Living… Straight up!
All-Female band Be’la Dona performing live at the 2010 GoGo Awards held at Washington, DC’s own Historical Lincoln Theater. WATCH VIDEO CLIP BELOW: Continue reading Be’la Dona’s Live Performance from the 2010 GoGo Awards [VIDEO]
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Below is a complete list of winners. BAND OF THE YEAR TCB UP & COMING BAND OF THE YEAR Bela-Dona VENUE OF THE YEAR Icon PROMOTER OF THE YEAR Team Major MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Weencey – (Backyard) FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Binta Campbell – (Reaction) MANAGER OF THE YEAR Rick Ross – Reaction LEAD TALKER OF THE YEAR Big G – Backyard BOUNCE BEAT BAND OF THE YEAR TCB SONG OF THE YEAR Reaction – “Swag Beat” BEST POCKET Backyard CHANGE AGENT AWARD Big G The following are Twitter & Facebook recaps taken place during the event: … Continue reading 2009 Go-Go Awards Results & Recaps
All female band Be’la Dona perform the Micheal Jackson hit song “Heartbreak Hotel – This place hotel” This video is produced by and courtesy of Juju Films. http://www.JujuFilms.tv http://www.myspace.com/beladonaband TMOTTMedia Network: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube Continue reading Be’la Dona “Heartbreak Hotel This place Hotel” Live