Natalie Hopkinson - Go-Go Live

Monday, July 30, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Hopkinson’s social history of black Washington isn’t told as much as it is set to the beat of the go-go music that emerged in the city in the early 1970s. From Chuck Brown’s inspired mix of blues, church music, and Latin-inflected funk through the proliferation of clubs, bands, and recordings in the 1980s and on to go-go’s wider, suburban dissemination in the 1990s, Hopkinson, a contributing editor of TheRoot.com and former Washington Post writer and editor, tracks the urban history of race through one of its distinctive sounds.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
20008 Washington
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Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780822352112
Availability: In Stock—Click for Availability Locations
Published: Duke University Press - May 22nd, 2012

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