The Beat: GoGo Music from West Africa to Washington DC – Saturday October, 30

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

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