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Karis Hill transcript, 2021-11-03

Identifier: 225_01_GoGoMusicCafe_005_tra.pdf

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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: 2021-11-03


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Ms. Hill, a founding member and Lead Talker in the all-female Go-Go band Be’La Dona, discusses growing up in the District of Columbia and Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and being mentored by music teachers and Go-Go stars including Chuck Brown and James Funk, learning to play the drums and the art of being a lead talker whose job it is to read and move the crowd.

Repository Details

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

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