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.
Teachers, Authors, and Musicians comment on images and quotes during the Gallery Walk at the Teach the Beat: Go-Go in DC (Feb. 16) seminar co-hosted by Teaching for Change, DC Public Schools, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the authors of The Beat! At this full day seminar for teachers, leading luminaries in the world of go-go engaged in dialogue and held a series of workshops with the participants. Here is an article about the day in The Washington Post: A Seminar on Bringing the Go-Go Sound To DC Public Schools [post_view] Continue reading To Teach That Go-Go Beat in DC Public Schools
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