Wednesday, October 10, 2012

PAST: EXHIBIT: The DCCAH presents "Go-Go Swing: Washington, DC's Unstoppable Beat" A Multimedia Exhibit Celebrating the Capital's Signature Sound, On view at the DCCAH Gallery near the Navy Yard Metro from FRI, August 16th - FRI, Oct 18th, Open every day from 9:00am - 8:00pm, Free

Chuck Brown
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents Go-Go Swing: Washington, DC's Unstoppable Beat 
Multimedia Exhibit Celebrating the Capital's Signature Sound
On view Friday, August 16th - Friday, October 18th
Gallery is Open 7 days a week, 9:00am - 8:00pm

Enjoy interactive art, music, photography, fashion, and poetry documenting the history of Go-Go from its African, Latin, Jazz and Funk roots to the present. Curated by DCCAH Resident Curator Zoma Wallace "Go-Go Swing honors the collective contributions of the District's Go-Go community to the city and the world," said Judith Terra, Chair of the DCCAH. "We are pleased to be able to take a multi-media approach to showcase the influences of Go-Go's influence on popular culture." Listen to cassettes from shows from the '80s & '90s while viewing the artwork and instruments -including one of Chuck Brown's Gibson guitars, on loan from the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum- played by Go-Go pioneers.

Photographer, scholar, and author of the critically acclaimed book of poems called The Maverick Room, Thomas Sayers Ellis has contributed greatly to the visual narrative of this exhibit. "As one of the city original art forms, Go-Go Swing highlights the major contributions of the local arts scene to making our city a wonderful place to live, work and play" said Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Opening Night - All-White-Attire Affair hosted by the DCCAH
Go-Go Swing: Washington D.C.’s Unstoppable Beat
Performances by Rare Essence and Black Alley Band
Friday, August 16th 
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Free, RSVP is Required, hors d'oeuvres will be served

UPDATE: The opening requires RSVP and is SOLD OUT, Sorry. No wait list that I'm aware of.

Save the Dates for these free, related events!
Instrument Petting Zoo - Saturday, September 14th
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Gallery Talk - Saturday, September 14th
4:30pm - 5:30pm

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
200 I Street SE
Metro: Navy Yard, just a few blocks walk.

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