Talking drums: Go-go panel discussion at Historical Society

Need a crash course in go-go? Then check out "The Beat Goes On: An Insider's Look At the History of Go-Go Music," a panel discussion hosted by D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. at the Historical Society of Washington D.C. on Saturday afternoon.

The discussion will explore the history of Washington's indigenous funk and the musical, social and cultural influence of go-go on pop culture. Panelists include go-go journalist Kato Hammond; Kip Lornell and Charles C. Stephenson Jr., authors of "The Beat: Go-Go Music from Washington, D.C."; poet and photographer Thomas Sayers Ellis; "Jazz In The Diamond District," publisher Tanneasha Gordon; and go-go musicians Charles "Shorty Corleone" Garris, Go-Go Mickey of Rare Essence and Halima Peru of Facez-U-Know.

The Historical Society of Washington D.C. is located at 801 K Street, NW. Saturday's discussion starts at 3 p.m.

By Chris Richards |  December 4, 2009; 2:03 PM ET Local News
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