Washington D.C.


We’re bringing the funk – specifically we’re bringing the sound of GO-GO -  to the world café with Rare Essence, one of the pioneers of go-go music, from the city where it was born: Washington DC. they’ve been making music for over four decades. We’ll talk about the origins of Go Go music, why call and response is a MUST and have one heck of a dance party.

The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest is now open! You can now submit your video via the entry form on the NPR Music website. Entries will be accepted through March 25 at 11:59pm EST.

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NPR Music announced the return of its popular Tiny Desk Contest. Over the last three years, the contest has received more than 18,000 entries and led to breakout artist discoveries like Fantastic NegritoGaelynn Lea and Tank and the Bangas.