Washington, DC: Chuck Brown, Godfather of Go-Go

Not go-go dancing in the 1960s, but Go-Go music in the 1970s. His concept-art tribute sculpture has lights that pulse to music and percussive instruments that can be strummed and whacked.

Langdon Park

Address:
20th St. NE, Washington, DC
Directions:
Langdon Park. Northeast edge of the city. A block south of US Hwy 1, on the west side of 20th St. NE, midway between Hamlin and Franklin Sts NE.
Admission:
Free
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Godfather of Go-Go.

Chuck Brown, Godfather of Go-Go

The park has musical instruments that can be used! Great fun.

[Elly Mendez Angulo, 09/21/2017]

The 16-foot-tall conceptual art sculpture pays tribute to local hero Chuck Brown, who developed funky "Go-Go" music in the early 1970s. Interactive lights pulse in time with the funk; a mosaic wall chronicles Brown's life. Unveiled August 22, 2014, which would have been Chuck's 78th birthday.

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