Chuck Brown Statement and Expert Available

May 16, 2012

Statement from GW President Steven Knapp on the Passing of Chuck Brown

"Chuck Brown was a true cultural icon in the District of Columbia. He essentially invented a genre of music - go-go - that will have a lasting presence in the culture not only of Washington but of America as a whole. I had the honor of performing briefly as a percussionist in a concert he gave to our alumni in September 2011. It was an experience I will never forget."

GW Expert in Go-Go Music is available for interviews

Kip Lornell, adjunct professor of music, teaches American music and ethnomusicology and serves on the GW Africana Studies program committee. He is available to comment on Chuck Brown's legacy in music and in DC. To schedule an interview please contact Angela Olson at [email protected] or 202-994-3087.

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