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Series 1: Go-Go Preservation Week 2021, 2021-11

Go-Go Museum and Café Collection in Dig DC
Go-Go Museum and Café Collection in Dig DC

Content Description

From the Collection:

The Go-Go Museum & Café and partners collected 11 oral histories, produced two go-go concerts, and organized a major conference on go-go: “Go-Go Preservation Week 2021” in collaboration with the Traditional Arts DC project at Howard University. The Go-Go-Preservation Week panel discussions, concerts, and oral history collections.


  • Creation: 2021-11


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From the Collection: 26 Gigabytes

From the Collection: 270 Files

Language of Materials



The 2021 Go-Go Preservation Week conference “conversation and crank” series delivered information to the Go-Go community on taking music and culture to the next level in the future, as well as how to protect their intellectual and financial assets. The conference recognized several legends of Go-Go. The Go-Go Museum & Café facilitated the procurement of Official City Proclamations from Mayor Muriel Bowser to celebrate their past inductions to the Go-Go Hall of Fame. Among honorees in a ceremony at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library included: Members from Rare Essence, Trouble Funk and Big Tony, Buggs and Junk Yard, Sweet Cherie and Boogie from Be’la Dona and Pleazure Band, Lil Chris TOB, SugarBear and Junie from EU.

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

901 G Street NW
4th Floor East
Washington DC 20001