DC mayor celebrates anniversary one year after making Go-Go the District’s official music

Mayor Muriel Bowser today celebrated the one-year anniversary of making Go-Go the official music of the nation’s capital.

Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie introduced the bill.

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He describes Go-Go as ‘the soundtrack of the entire DMV" – and one year ago, the mayor signed the order making that status official for the region’s metropolitan heart.

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"I’m proud to celebrate this historic moment because we know there here is no DC without Go-Go, and there is no Go-Go without DC. No matter what changes in our city, the District’s native sound will always be Go-Go. I’m excited to continue working with the community and the Council to ensure we preserve and promote Go-Go’s rich culture," the mayor said.

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Last year, Bowser joined the Mayor’s Office of Nightlife and Culture to host a community celebration at Culture House where residents from all eight wards came to celebrate Go-Go music at the beat of DC’s own The Back Yard Band.