This fall if you’re in Washington D.C., Massachusetts, or Maryland, catch Natalie Hopkinson talking about her new book Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City. She’ll be reading from and signing copies of her insider’s view of the social history of black Washington through its go-go music and culture. As
David Simon, creator of the television series The Wire and Treme, has said, "Natalie Hopkinson's Go- Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City demonstrates the essential connections between culture and community in an American city. For generations now, go-go music in Washington D.C. has not only given the authentic, nonfederal parts of that city its musical milestones, but it has—in the voice of so many great lead talkers—marked the civic and political time. From Chuck Brown forward, go-go has proven resilient and real. They say you can't understand this music unless you are there in the club, in the moment, but this book comes close."
6:30 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library 901 G St. N.W., Washington, DC
4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: The Power of Music from a Historical, Cultural & Spiritual Perspective with Natalie Hopkinson, Ledisi, MC Lyte, and Dr. Obery Hendricks, moderated by Brother Ah. Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Author Pavilion, Walter E. Washington Convention Center Exhibit Hall E, Booth 521 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC
3:00 p.m. Harvard Book Store 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
2 p.m. Prince George's Memorial Library System, Spauldings Branch 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights, MD
Save the date- On Saturday, January 26, 2013 DC's Anacostia Community Museum will host Natalie Hopkinson for an author event.
A listing of all DUP author events is also available on our Google calendar.