WPFW’s The Latino Media Collective interviews the cast of SpeakeasyDC’s “Crank & Groove: A GoGo Love Story” on the continued growth and importance of DC’s Go-Go Music and Culture. Originally aired on 89.3 FM WPFW, September 26, 2013. Featuring Nina … Continue reading Getting To Know Go-Go
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.
As Natalie Hopkinson, the author of the new book “Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City”, continues her scheduled book signing tour, more signs of a city continually dividing rears its ugly head. See below as Natalie recounts her book signing experience at the Politics and Prose book store: “A few minutes before my reading, store employee Marshall popped in my CD. Not 30 seconds into my go-go playlist, a white woman went to the cashier to complain. The song in question wasn’t even a go-go song. It was Parliament’s 1970s funk classic ‘Chocolate City’—a song … Continue reading Yet Another Sign of such a Growing Divided City
Over the past several years there has been a lady by the name of Natalie Hopkinson who has been creepin through the hoods, halls and venues of the Go-Go community, documenting notes, conducting interviews, writing editorials and making friends along the way. I personally have had the pleasure to sit and share conversations with her a few times myself. Well now, FINALLY this book that many in the Go-Go community have been looking forward to is scheduled to be released in June 2012. And just to give you a head start of the 232 pages embedded with 34 unique illustrations … Continue reading Go-Go Live: A Sneak Peek Into The Upcoming Book By Natalie Hopkinson