The 2nd Annual Chuck Brown Day paid tribute to the late Chuck Brown, a world-renown musician often called the “Godfather of Go-Go.” Brown innovated go-go, a style of funk music native to D.C. and unique for its call-and-response elements. For close to half a century, Brown was the de facto ambassador of go-go, playing shows around the world to fans eager to hear hit songs like “Bustin’ Loose'” as well as re-imaginations of popular songs.
The Chuck Brown Foundation established Chuck Brown Day to pay tribute to the legendary singer and unite his fans from the city. During the show, I spoke to fans, colleagues, bandmates, and family members on his importance to D.C. and the promulgation of go-go.
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