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\"Go-go has stayed true to time-honored cultural scripts such as live call-and-response, live instrumentation, as well as its locally rooted fashions, slang, dance, distribution and economic systems. Simply put: Go-Go never sold out. There is a grit and texture to the music that gives voice to the communities where it was created.\" \u2013Natalie Hopkinson

In large part, this is because go-go is percussion-heavy. It is funk, but it is also soul, folk, salsa, old school rap, and rhythm & blues. Go-go is not one person, but many; the average band has 10 or so members, who play all kinds of instruments, many of them percussive, including drums, congo, keyboards, cowbells, timbales, maybe some horn.

At the South by Southwest music festival this year, among the most popular music events was a night billed as a D.C. music showcase. It sold out Austin City Limits, the largest venue at the festival, and featured major acts such as the Thievery Corporation, Wu Tang Clan and Erykah Badu. It also included performances from Rare Essence and Backyard Band.

Enjoy delicious, piping-hot crepes, inspired by a unique Parisian tradition. The recipe for our triangular-shaped crepes originated in France. Now, we have brought the concept to the States so that you can experience and savor this delectable creation locally.

Crepes A-Go-Go features two kinds of the filled and wrapped, delicate pancakes known as crepes. Sweet crepes feature the freshest fruits, brown sugar, cinnamon, or even chocolate, topped with whipped cream and powdered sugar. Savory crepes feature grilled vegetables or meats or cheeses, prepared just as ordered and full of juicy flavor.

All our crepes are served warm and fresh off the griddle. Try some any day of the week at our our Gaithersburg creperie on Main Street, in a beautiful walkable area in the Kentlands. Come in, sit down, order something delicately sweet or fabulously savory, and make yourself at home!

See updated information about visiting the People's Archive here. Images below are representative items of the full collection - check out show flyers, ticket stubs, cassette tape and cd sleeves and listen or watch recordings of produced go-go albums, documentaries and live shows.

Hash House A Go Go Las Vegas serves farm-fresh food with a funky, modern twist! This homegrown Las Vegas favorite features oversized portions that are large enough to satisfy any hungry ranch hand. Hash House A Go Go is a huge hit with locals and tourists alike for its creative menu, over-sized portions, and unique presentations. Known for the best breakfast on Fremont Street, Hash House A Go Go also serves Lunch and Dinner!

In the early 1970s, musical pioneer Chuck Brown began laying the foundation for a new and innovative sound in Washington, D.C., called go-go music. Driven by teenage musicians and audience members, the music was heavily inspired by funk, blues, soul, and salsa. It's most identifiable by its syncopated polyrhythms and the use of multiple percussion instruments. Initially, "go-go" was the term used to identify the place where young people were partying. In time, the funky, homespun music became known as go-go music.

Calling it go-go music in the early years made perfect sense because, between songs, the percussion section would continue to play while the band leader would engage the audience through melodic call and response sessions. This call and response method of engaging audiences became wildly popular as birthdays were recognized, graduations were celebrated, and the neighborhoods in attendance were recognized openly over the music. Because the beat never stopped, Chuck Brown concerts were essentially marathon performances that kept his fans on the dance floor for hours. Brown described coming up with the idea of eliminating song breaks as a way to compete with disco DJs who enjoyed celebrity status among local partygoers.

The popularity of the new sound spread quickly and resulted in a fierce competition between local D.C. bands. In fact, there were dozens of go-go bands that popped up here in Washington, D.C., in the mid-1980s. A typical go-go band had keyboard players, horn sections, string sections, multiple percussionists, and many were teenagers. Where did the formal music training come from, you ask? In the late 1970s and early 1980s, there were strong music programs in D.C. high schools across the city, with heated rivalries between the school marching bands. Many of these marching band members used the skills learned in the school classrooms to become professional performers on the local go-go circuit.

During our notoriously humid summer months, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation used its Showmobiles (essentially portable stages), to provide free go-go concerts for the city's young people. The bands were re-creating and covering many Top 40 hits of the day, adding the D.C. go-go percussive rhythms. One of the bands that received a stipend from the city to perform on the Showmobiles recalls performing up to four concerts a day during one particular summer in the 1980s!

With go-go music's local reach expanding rapidly, several venues around town that formerly catered to disco, funk, and blues, decided to open their doors to these new bands. Several of the most popular venues included the Panorama Room (in Anacostia, in the southeastern area of the city), the Masonic Temple (on U Street NW), the Coliseum (in Northeast), the Howard Theatre, RSVP, and several more across the city. While many of these venues are no longer around, they are common elements in the history of the music.

While the invention of go-go music is well-storied in the Washington, D.C., community, it has been largely overlooked by cultural historians outside of our nation's capital. Unfortunately, commercial success hasn't found its way into the historical narrative, other than Chuck Brown's 1978 signature hit "Bustin' Loose" and the use of a song by Experience Unlimited in the soundtrack of Spike Lee's movie School Daze. It is interesting to note that even without tremendous commercial success, go-go music has thrived as a local industry. During the 1980s and 1990s, cassette tape recordings of live shows were sold by vendors and bands all over the city, functioning as a vibrant, secondary market for the music. The most notable bands were undoubtedly Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, Rare Essence, Trouble Funk, Junkyard Band, and Experience Unlimited. Through strategic and savvy management practices, these bands enjoyed decades of success and helped the music to remain relevant over the years.

For most, the history of go-go music is synonymous with the history of the people that created it and gave it life. From the time of its inception, go-go music has existed as a raw, cultural asset that is owned equally by all of its D.C. fans. If you listen carefully, within the raw percussion and the funky grooves, you'll hear the heartbeat and humanity of a very proud D.C. community. 041b061a72


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