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Go-Go Book Club

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#DontMuteDC has become a powerful call to ensure that D.C.'s own indigenous music is supported, promoted, and celebrated. Through these three great summer reads, learn about Go-Go's history, people, sounds, setbacks, and future with D.C. Public Library's Go-Go Book Club, in partnership with Solid State Books, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and Mars Arts D.C., a project of Mars, Incorporated and Washington Performing Arts, generously supported by Jacqueline Badger Mars. Free and open to the public.

Tue, Jun 18
The Beat: Go-Go Music of Washington, D.C.
by Kip Lornell & Charles Stephenson

Thu, Jul 18
Take Me Out To The Go-Go: The Autobiography of Kato Hammond
by Kato Hammond

Thu, Aug 15
Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City
by Natalie Hopkinson

Titles are available for purchase from Solid State Books or for loan from D.C. Public Library

Learn more about D.C. Public Library's Go-Go Archive project at dclibrary.org/gogo.

Mars Arts D.C., a project of Mars, Incorporated and Washington Performing Arts, is generously supported by Jacqueline Badger Mars. 

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