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Warren E. Washington transcript, 2021-06-29

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc045_06_tra.pdf

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D.C. Oral History Collaborative (DCOHC) is a citywide initiative to train community members in oral history skills, fund new and ongoing oral history projects, connect volunteers with oral history projects, and publicize existing oral history collections. DCOHC is a project of DC Public Library, HumanitiesDC, and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. This collection contains oral history interviews, transcripts, and indexes produced by DCOHC grantees.


  • Creation: 2021-06-29

Biographical / Historical

Native Washingtonian and premier deejay Warren E. Washington, is known by most in Dance communities as DJ Disco Bird. As a teenager, Washington would spend his money on 45 rpm records. He was a popular invitee to house parties because partygoers knew he would play the top current songs. Washington received his first paid deejay job in 1975 and has been playing music for others for over four decades. With his extensive collection of music, Washington has crafted his unique style which keeps dancers looking forward to spinning and turning week after week. Washington is regarded as one of the D.C. area's first Hand Dance deejays.


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Warren E. Washington is professionally known as DJ Disco Bird. Washington has played music for dancers over four decades throughout the D.C. area. Washington's story begins with how he began his career to how he developed into the deejay that many know him to be today. More importantly, Washington highlights the impact time, music, and technology have had on Hand Dance, as well as other social dances.

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