On Friday, August 17, DC Commission On The Arts And Humanities sponsored an art exhibition called Go-Go Swing: Washington DC’s Unstoppable Beat. The event, currated by Zoma Wallace, depicted the untold story of DC’s indigenous music via photography, paintings, mixed media art, and memorobilia including Chuck Brown’s Gibson guitar. The event was hosted by DC […]
If you have a picture of you with Chuck Brown submit to us on Twitter using the hashtag #welovechuck and we will show your image on the big screens at the Howard Theatre on 8/22!
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is adding a daylong tribute to the “godfather of go-go” music, Chuck Brown, on the National Mall. Organizers are designating Saturday as “Chuck Brown Tribute Day” at the festival’s program celebrating the arts and culture of black neighborhoods in Washington. The tributes will run from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on […]
Hear the Little Known Black History Fact :Chuck Brown Chuck Brown, who styled a unique mix of funk, soul and Latin party sounds to create go-go music in the nation’s capital, has died after suffering from pneumonia. He was 75. Brown, widely acclaimed as the “Godfather of go-go” for his pioneering sound, died Wednesday at Johns […]
He is rare video footage of go-go legends Rare Essence performing at the Capitol Center in 1986. Rare Essence performs hits such as “Hold Your Head Back”,“One On One”, “I Must Be Dreamin”, “Do The Mickey” and “Shake It But Don’t Break It”.
(TBD) How amazing is it that Chuck Brown was profiled in the Wall Street Journal? Props to Jim Fusili for coming to D.C. and doing a story on the Godfather. BUT, while the parts of the article focused on Brown are lovely, some of the generalizations about go-go seem a bit off. So, because it’s […]
We caught up with the Godfather of Go-Go after his amazing performance at Summer Spirit Fest 2010. Chuck Brown spoke the passing of another Go-Go icon Lil Benny, who passed in May and had a street dedicated to him in Northwest Washington on Saturday. RELATED: Erykah Badu Live At The Summer Spirit Fest 2010 RELATED: Common Professes […]
Chuck Brown is the undisputed sole founder and creator of Go-Go music, a hypnotically danceable genre deeply rooted in funk and soul that he developed in the early 70’s. Foreshadowing rap and may of the major popular R&B styles earned him a place in American musical royalty. This esteem was maintained by the reputation of […]