Go-Go Becomes D.C.’s Official Music

On February 19, go-go became the official music of Washington, D.C.! This important legislation requires the mayor’s office to produce, fund, and implement programs that support the preservation and creation of go-go music — and the culture and history it represents.

At Teaching for Change, we are honored to partner with D.C. area schools, musicians, and authors on our Teach the Beat project, which provides lessons and facilitates classroom visits from go-go musicians that help D.C. area students learn the rich history and the various stylistic elements related to the go-go music genre.

In February, Teaching for Change facilitated visits to four DCPS schools by go-go legends William “Ju Ju” House and “Sweet” Cherie Mitchell as part of the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action thanks to support from the Horning Family Fund. Follow the links to read more and see photos and video from the visits.

Learn more about Teach the Beat.