STRAIGHT UP GO GO
You Can’t Just Sit There and Watch. Go Music is Very Infectious”
LENGTH: 59 MINUTES
AWARDS/ACHEIVEMENTS: “Aired” (numerous times) on PBS Television WHUT-TV Channel 32 (Washington, DC), “World Premiere” American Film Institute (AFI) Theater, “Official Selection” 1992 Amiens Film Festival (France), “Official Selection” 1992 Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM).
CAST: Salt-N-Peppa, E.U (Experience Unlimited), The Junkyard Band, Rare Essence, Nelson George, Charles Stephenson, Jr., Jill Nelson, Cathy Hughes, and Maxx Kidd.
DRIECTOR: SHUAIB MITCHELL
PRODUCERS: SHUAIB MITCHELL, FRED BROWN, JR., and SOWANDE TICHAWONNA
WRITER: SHUAIB MITCHELL
There are more than a few theories about where “Go-Go” came from and how it was developed, but on two points all factions agree: it evolved from African rhythms and it is unquestionably the music of Washington, DC. This one-hour documentary film explores the history of Washington, DC’s home grown music form affectionately known as “Go Go”. Straight Up Go Go explores the African roots of the music, it’s humble beginning on the streets and clubs of Washington, DC and the politics surrounding its influence on the youth. Informative and kinetic, Straight Up Go-Go was called “the most comprehensive documentary film ever produced on the music” by the Washington City Paper and is a first-rate introduction to “Go Go” as well as an invaluable social document.
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