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Go-Go's Next Chapter Panel, 2021-11

Identifier: 225_01_02_GoGoMusicCafe_003

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

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This conversation was the series finale and included citywide leaders in local politics, library, and philanthropy. The panel “broke news” about how the new Go-Go category in the Grammy’s was created by a local artist (who was on the panel), two days before this news was published in the Washington Post. The panel was moderated by Go-Go scholar and activist, Charles C. Stephenson, Jr. Joining him on the panel were Kokayi, the artist responsible for including Go-Go in the Grammy’s, Ward 6 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie (author of the Go-Go Official Music Designation Act and architect of the Go-Go Stimulus) Edward Jones, Ward 5 resident and Vice President of the Association for Black Foundation Executives, and Ronald Moten, co-founder of the Go-Go Museum & Café.

Repository Details

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

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