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Washington, D.C.’s Homegrown Funk: Go-Go Music

In honor of Black Music Month, take a tour through the history—and the sounds—of the musical culture that has been a cherished folkway in and around the nation’s capital for decades.

By ALONA WARTOFSKY

Listen to “Go-Go Music, with Shorty Corleone and Roy Battle: A Craftsmanship Artisan Interview”

Go-go music is a rhythm-heavy blend of funk, soul, and blues that is at the very heart of Washington, D.C.’s Black community. And while the style has been influencing Top 40 hits for decades, it’s little known outside the District. In this episode of Craftsmanship Quarterly‘s Artisan Interviews, two key artists in the go-go scene,…

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