In the 1976 hit “Sir Duke”, the very first words that Stevie Wonder says are, “Music is a world within itself with a language we all understand. With an equal opportunity for all to sing, dance and clap their hands.”
Fast forward 38 years, and we find that those very same music principles still apply in life today. In fact, this coming Friday February 21, a prime example of that will take place. The Capital City Symphony’s Go-Go Symphony, which is a full symphony orchestra that performs action packed party music over a Washington DC Go-Go beat, will be showcased live during the opening night of INTERSECTIONS. A evening of musical presentations that takes place at Washington DC’s Atlas Performing Arts Center.
The collective community of citizens that make up of DC M.U.S.I.C. have got a message for the people, and have decided to deliver it through the platform that speaks to us all on a level that we all can equally understand — Music!
Because at the end of the day, when it comes to the policies and procedures that effect an entire culture of people, it’s not just about coming together in times of any particular crisis. It’s about staying unified forever after!
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Gratitude is the gateway to abundance because it turns what we have into enough.
Now, although we did not hit the exact total goal amount that we were reaching for, we DID reach enough to at least get the main thing done that we wanted to get accomplish… and that is having the ability to take this thing to LIVE PROGRAMMING!! And in that, we are truly Greatful & Appreciative.
One thing we’re very grateful for is the support of awesome people like you who help us do the work we love so much. Thank you! Your monitary donation to this campaign shows an supported act of unselfish kindness that will NEVER be forgotten! And we will not let you down! In other words, WE GOT YOU! And that’s realer than Real Deal Holyfield!!
And on that note, GET READY! TMOTTRadio’s about to take it to the next phase! So stay tuned!!!
Thank you kindly!!
We are almost halfway there and have only 5 days left to reach our goal!
Many times we hear people’s frustrations regarding the lack of support and understanding that the local radio stations give to the Go-Go artists and their music. There have been so much great original and quality material released over the years, yet because of the lack of exposure of it, many aren’t even aware of it. So, in their minds, they believe that nothing original comes from it. This is one of the reasons for the building of the TMOTTGoGo and TMOTTRadio platforms. Because we understand that in order to get things done and heard the way that they’re supposed to be done and heard, we have to place ourselves in the positions to do it. And if we ourselves don’t believe in the impact of it, how in the world can we ever exact anyone outside of the genre to not only be fully aware of it, but also understand it.
Your donation makes a difference. This is why we are asking for your support. Because every dollar matters and every dollar empowers! So, please donate what you can now… so we can get it done like it’s supposed to be done! The clock is ticking and our window of opportunity is closing, but we are confident that we can each our goal with your help!
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Last night I sat back and watched VH1′s Rock Docs episode of “Finding The Funk”. The documentary which was presented by Nelson George and Narrated by QuestLove, gave a road trip that touched on areas traveling into the 70s & 80s through the Bay Area to celebrate Sly & the Family Stone, then to Dayton the birthplace of so many of Funk’s originators, then onto Detroit where from the ashes of Motown, P-Funk’s Mothership arose, and then to LA where a new crop of musicians are creating their own Funk history.
They interviewed such legends as Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Nona Hendryx, Maceo Parker, Bernie Worrell, and Steve Arrington (of Slave) and even folks such as Mike D (of the Beasie Boys), Marcus Miller, D’Angelo, Sheila E, Shock G (of Digital Underground) Sade’s Stuart Matthewman, and many others. Basically, many of the musicians and showmen which have defined the lineage.
Needless to say, my watching this program was like a kid in a candy store. I was in heaven. Everything they talked about and documented I remembered clearly.
The only thing that did disappoint me about it was that there was no mentions of Go-Go music, which basically came into the picture coinciding along with Hip-Hop.
The above image is a picture of the map that was displayed in this program (click image for larger view). Notice the bands Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, Trouble Funk and Rare Essence are showcased on the map (far right area of the map, next to the DC area). Although I was jive disappointed that Go-Go did not get mentioned the props in this program that it should have (especially knowing that it was done by Nelson George and Quest Love), I should at least be happy that they placed it on the map… I guess.