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Go-Go Sound of Summer Series

On a Friday in June 2021, go-go music legends and the Teach the Beat and DC Public Library teams filled the Martin Luther King Jr. Library’s auditorium with the official sound of D.C. in celebration of a three part series Go-Go Sound of Summer.  Each episode explored a different facet of go-go music and culture, breaking down the …

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 …