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Welcome...
----------The Go-Go Coalition (GGCI):
- Preserve, protect and promote the existence of Go-Go Music and it`s related culture.
- Serve as an advocate and official representative of Go-Go Music, musicians and affiliate businesses and individuals.
- Educate and/or train in Go-Go Music, related businesses and the Go-Go Music culture.
- Promote and produce concerts, events and all forms of theatrics and musical performances.

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NEWS FOR DECEMBER 2007

 


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2006/2007 Calendar of Over 20 of
DC's Hottest Go-Go Bands!!
Order online now this 18-month (July 2006 - December 2007) calendar helps to support the Go-Go Coalition.
 
On Saturday, July 8, 2006, members of the Go-Go bands participated in the instore signing of the 2006/2007 Calendar.

On Sunday, Sept 24, 2006, members of the Go-Go bands participated in the First Annual Go-Go Bowling Tournament.

 

MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES:----------


Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
BEHIND THE BEAT GO-GO CONFERENCE!
Community of Hope Church (inside Iverson Mall)


PURPOSE:  This event is designed to help facilitate discussions about how Go-Go can be a tool to help address community issues, including but not limited to violence prevention and positive media campaigns to help reach our youth.

This conference will also address ways in which the Go-Go community can help ensure public safety at venues through self regulation and the development of creative strategies.

Also, there will be dialogue about ways in which the Go-Go Community can help expand their market and develop a structure for Go-Go music to be able to function as a viable member of the Industry.


Sunday, April 1, 2007 6:00pm
Hope Church
Pastored by Reverend Tony Lee
This church is located inside the lower level of Iverson Mall.
3817 Branch Avenue, Hillcrest Heights, Maryland 20748

On Sunday, April 1 at 6:00pm, there will be a meeting at Hope Church in Iverson Mall to discuss how we will proceed at Tuesdays hearing. This hearing is to determine whether or not these clubs will be allowed to remain open or be closed permanently. Jack Johnson is determined to see these clubs closed. The church is on the lower level of the mall and you can enter from the parking lot in the back. Please come out to show your support in a peaceful manner. And please spread the word to all of your friend's via email, myspace or text messageing.

 


Congratulations to the winners of the 20th Annual Washington Area Music Awards at State Theater on February 20th, 2006.

Emeritus Standing in the catagories of Talker, Duo/Group & Instrumentalist - Chuck Brown
Talker - Scooby
Duo/Group - Rare Essence
Instrumentalist - Go-Go Mickey
Recording - Rare Essence Live/Rare Essence

Also a congratulations to all who were nominated:  Donnell Floyd, E (Salih), Gingus, Bryan Mills, Daniel Baker, Polo, Mark "Godfava" Lawson, Roy Battle, DJ Flexx, Backyard, Familiar Faces, and the TCB Band.  Details available at http://wamadc.com/wama/wammies/wbal05.html.


Go-Go Music Community Unites for Hurricane Katrina Relief Benefit to Aid the United Negro College Fund:  On Tuesday, September 27, 2005, the Go-Go Coalition, Inc. hosted "Locking Down the City" with a benefit that raised funds for the United Negro Colege Fund's (UNCF) Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.  On that evening, five concerts took place simultaneously throughout the Washington, D.C. area with multiple bands at each location.  Participating venues were Bud's Restaurant & Nightclub, Kili's Cafe, and Club Levels in DC; and Safari Steakhouse and Tradewinds in Prince George's County, MD.  Participating bands included Experience Unlimited (EU), Ayre Rayde, Sounds of 1-Luv, Petworth Band, L!ssen Grew^p, Publicity, After Hours, 4-Sho Band, Lady Rhythm, Whop N Em, Mambo Sauce, Fatal Attraction, Backyard, Junkyard, Uncalled 4 Band, Dynasty and Rare Essence.  See photos from the events here.

UNCF member schools Xavier and Dillard University in New Orleans, and Tougaloo College in Mississippi sustained considerable damage by Hurricane Katrina.  UNCF has established a Hurricane Relief Fund specifically for displaced students at these institutions.  All donations go directly to assisting the students with relocating to other schools by providing tuition, room and board, fees, and books, and it also covers any gaps in funding (not profided by federal assistance) to cover their educational needs.  For information on the UNCF and this specific fund, contact Francene T. Walker, CFRE, National Director of Individual and Planning Giving at the United Negro College Fund at (703) 205-3569.

 

 

NEWS & NOTEWORTHY:----------
Washington Post Article: Protesters Offer to Be Part of Solution (April 4, 2007)

 

 

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Go-Go Coalition Officers
Maurice Shorter
Chairman
 
Donnell Floyd
Vice Chairman
 
Nena Brown
Secretary
 
Bobbie Westmorland
Treasurer
 
Rasheed Allen
Chairperson of Membership Committee
Committee: Ebony Elder, Scooby Marshall
 
John Mercer
Chairperson of Legal Committee
 
Sugar Bear
Chairperson of Community Outreach Committee
Committee: Anthony Talley, Bobbie Westermoreland, Nena Brown, Scooby, Fairley McCaskell, Chimaiah Cole, Tenika.D.Fontanelle
 
Kato Hammond
Chairperson of Archives/Historical Committee
 Committee:  Nena Brown, Fairley McCaskell, Nina Mercer, Chimaiah Cole, Tenika.D.Fontanelle----------
The Go-Go Coalition, Inc.
301 Madison Street, NW
Washington, DC,  20011
 

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Last updated December 17, 2007.

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