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The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, in conjunction with Nubia Filmworks, Inc.
Straight Up Go-Go featuring a performance by Rare Essence
This comprehensive video traces the history and influences of the go-go sound, from early role models, Cab Calloway, James Brown, Fela, and Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers, through the mid-eighties with Black Heat, Experience Unlimited, Rare Essence and Junkyard Band, up to the new generation of artists including Pleasure Band, C. J.’s Uptown Crew, Casual Al & The City Groovers. There are more than a few theories about where go-go came from and how it was developed, but on two points all factions agree: it evolved from African rhythms and it’s unquestionably the music of Washington, D.C.buy tickets