Teach the Beat: Go-Go Music from West Africa to Washington, D.C.

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.

FACE STEW: Dymes, Journals, Gates, Obama, Nas, Vick, Jay-Z, Lee Fuller, Sistah Power

dy2t85nxez In this clip: Dyme Piece with Nyreese Dear Journal Gates, Crowley, President Obama Bits & Pieces Nas, Michael Vick, Sugar Bear, Solange Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West Run This Town http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DosjqNM_rTM Lee Fuller Asadah’s Book – Beat Black Kids http://beatblackkids.com SISTAH POWER http://www.sistahpowerunlimited.com Continue reading FACE STEW: Dymes, Journals, Gates, Obama, Nas, Vick, Jay-Z, Lee Fuller, Sistah Power