Black joy: the power and politics of Go-Go music in the era of Black Lives Matter | Curio

Black joy: the power and politics of Go-Go music in the era of Black Lives Matter

8 mins | Jun 24, 2020

Black History Month: "Go-Go has a long history of really taking back the power." "Every movement has a soundtrack. The Civil Rights Movement's included the promise of 'We Shall Overcome" by the late activist and folk singer, Pete Seeger. The profanity of N.W.A.'s 'Fuck tha Police' provided foresight to the L.A. riots of 1992 after the beating of Rodney King. Kendrick Lamar's 2015 'Alright,' delivered a myth that defied reality; anchoring our imagination in something monumental, majestic, and joyous."

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