Go-go is a popular music subgenre associated with funk that originated in the Washington, D.C., area during the mid-60s to late-70s. It remains primarily popular in the Washington metropolitan area as a uniquely regional music style. A great number of bands contributed to the early evolution of the genre, but the Young Senators, Black Heat, and singer-guitarist Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers are credited with having developed most of the hallmarks of the style.

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  • Go-go is a popular music subgenre associated with funk that originated in the Washington, D.C., area during the mid-60s to late-70s. It remains primarily popular in the Washington metropolitan area as a uniquely regional music style. A great number of bands contributed to the early evolution of the genre, but the Young Senators, Black Heat, and singer-guitarist Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers are credited with having developed most of the hallmarks of the style. Inspired by artists such as the groups mentioned above, go-go is a blend of funk, rhythm and blues, and old school hip-hop, with a focus on lo-fi percussion instruments and funk-style jamming in place of dance tracks, although some sampling is used. As such, it is primarily a dance hall music with an emphasis on live audience call and response. Go-go rhythms are also incorporated into street percussion. In technical terms, "Go-go's essential beat is characterized by a syncopated, dotted rhythm that consists of a series of quarter- and eighth notes (quarter, eighth, quarter, (space/held briefly), quarter, eighth, quarter) which is underscored prominently by the bass drum and snare drum, and the hi-hat... [and] is ornamented by the other percussion instruments, especially by the conga drums, timbales, and hand-held cowbells." Unique to go-go is an instrumentation with 3 standard Congas and 2 "Junior Congas", 8" and 9" wide and about half as tall as the standard Congas, a size rare outside of go-go. They were introduced to Rare Essence by Tyrone "Jungle Boogie" Williams in the early days when they couldn't afford full sized Congas, and are ubiquitous ever since.A swing rhythm is often implied (if not explicitly stated). (en)
  • Le go-go est un sous-genre de la musique funk, né à Washington DC à la fin des années 1970. On considère généralement que le fondateur du la musique go-go est le musicien Chuck Brown. * Portail de la musique Portail de la musique * Portail de Washington, D.C. Portail de Washington, D.C. (fr)
  • ゴーゴー(GO-go)とは、アメリカ合衆国の首都ワシントンD.C.で誕生した、黒人音楽のジャンルのことである。チャック・ブラウンが1970年代に創造した、ラテン・パーカションを多用し、同じビートを延々と持続する音楽形態。以前はワシントンD.C.での地域音楽だったが、80年代にゴーゴー・リズムを使用した曲が、ソウル、ポップの両チャートでヒットを放ったことで、全米のその存在を知られることとなった。 (ja)
  • Go-go is een subgenre van de funkmuziek, dat eind jaren 60 is ontstaan in Washington. Go-go is te omschrijven als een mix van funk, rhythm and blues en vroege hiphop. Hierbij ligt de nadruk op low fidelity percussie en funkachtige jamming. Het genre is populair geworden door The Young Senators, Chuck Brown en The Soul Searchers. Zij scoorden tussen eind jaren 60 en de late jaren 70 grote hits. Hierna bleef het genre populair in de omgeving van Washington. In Nederland maakt de band Gotcha! go-go-muziek. (nl)
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  • Le go-go est un sous-genre de la musique funk, né à Washington DC à la fin des années 1970. On considère généralement que le fondateur du la musique go-go est le musicien Chuck Brown. * Portail de la musique Portail de la musique * Portail de Washington, D.C. Portail de Washington, D.C. (fr)
  • ゴーゴー(GO-go)とは、アメリカ合衆国の首都ワシントンD.C.で誕生した、黒人音楽のジャンルのことである。チャック・ブラウンが1970年代に創造した、ラテン・パーカションを多用し、同じビートを延々と持続する音楽形態。以前はワシントンD.C.での地域音楽だったが、80年代にゴーゴー・リズムを使用した曲が、ソウル、ポップの両チャートでヒットを放ったことで、全米のその存在を知られることとなった。 (ja)
  • Go-go is een subgenre van de funkmuziek, dat eind jaren 60 is ontstaan in Washington. Go-go is te omschrijven als een mix van funk, rhythm and blues en vroege hiphop. Hierbij ligt de nadruk op low fidelity percussie en funkachtige jamming. Het genre is populair geworden door The Young Senators, Chuck Brown en The Soul Searchers. Zij scoorden tussen eind jaren 60 en de late jaren 70 grote hits. Hierna bleef het genre populair in de omgeving van Washington. In Nederland maakt de band Gotcha! go-go-muziek. (nl)
  • Go-go is a popular music subgenre associated with funk that originated in the Washington, D.C., area during the mid-60s to late-70s. It remains primarily popular in the Washington metropolitan area as a uniquely regional music style. A great number of bands contributed to the early evolution of the genre, but the Young Senators, Black Heat, and singer-guitarist Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers are credited with having developed most of the hallmarks of the style. (en)
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