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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

20th St. NE, Washington, DC
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.
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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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