Wind Me Up Maria: A Go-Go Musical

We were overjoyed to hear that one of the students from a “Teach the Beat” class, Myiah Smith, is the star of the new musical, “Wind Me Up Maria: A Go-Go Musical.” High school teacher Bill Stevens wrote to tell us that Smith, now at Georgetown University, learned a lot from reading The Beat and from […]

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Smithsonian Visitors Learn about Go-Go and Teach the Beat

On June 18, 2016, the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation sponsored a program called “Hip Hop and Go-Go: Community Innovations” at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Attendees enjoyed a live musical performance and learned from panelists Biz Markie, Donnell Floyd, D-Nice, and Charles Stephenson. Stephenson, co-author of a book on go-go, described the […]

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Anacostia Museum Teach the Beat Workshop

On Friday, February 12, twenty teachers took part in a workshop on go-go at the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and toured the new exhibit Twelve Years that Shook and Shaped Washington, 1963-1975 on February 12, 2016. Led by Teaching for Change staff Julian Hipkins III and Deborah Menkart, participants experienced the go-go lessons available online for teachers to download. These include […]

Go-Go Performers Coach Next Generation in D.C. Classrooms

What an experience to see renowned go-go musicians coaching and mentoring students in D.C. classrooms. Students perform with expert guidance, ask questions, and wear out the performers with requests for photos and autographs before they leave. Meanwhile, the go-go performers share their talents with the younger generation and gain new-found respect for the dedication and hard […]

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