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Go-go live : the musical life and death of a chocolate city

Author: Natalie Hopkinson
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Go-go is an upbeat, funky Black popular music from Washington, D.C. with a history as long as that of house or hip-hop. Natalie Hopkinson is the Media and Culture Critic for The Root, with access to clubs, producers, and artists, and is therefore well-placed to tell the story of the music from the 70s to the present. With the regentrification of the District, more of the Black population and the go-go industry have  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hopkinson, Natalie.
Go-go live.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011041902
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Hopkinson
ISBN: 9780822395201 0822395207
OCLC Number: 794412827
Awards: Short-listed for Hurston/Wright LEGACY Award (Nonfiction) 2013
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 214 pages : illustrations
Contents: Black body politic --
Club U --
What's happening --
Call and response --
The archive --
The boondocks --
Redemption song --
Roll call, 1986.
Responsibility: Natalie Hopkinson.
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Provides a critical, inside account of the go-go scene and how it survives in a changing city  Read more...


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"Go-Go Live is a terrific and important piece of work. Music, race, and the city are three key pivot points of our society, and Natalie Hopkinson pulls them together in a unique and powerful way. I Read more...

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