How Go-Go Music Inspired This Street Dance in Washington, DC | KQED Arts

How Go-Go Music Inspired This Street Dance in Washington, DC | KQED Arts

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Washington, D.C. is so much more than the political heart of the nation; it’s the home of go-go music and #DontmuteDC , the people-powered movement against gentrification. Beat Ya Feet is danced in the streets, backyards and go-go clubs of Black DC, and is making a comeback thanks to John “Crazy Legz” Pearson (, founder of the Who Got Moves Battle League. The dance is a bouncy, fast-moving tribute to the insurmountable spirit of the DMV (DC-Maryland-Virginia) and, if Legz has his way, is going to spread across the country.

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👟Featured dancers:
John "Crazy Legz" Pearson
Kevin "Noodlez" Davis
Tierra "Poca" Parham
Eden "Litty" Jackson
Gabrielle "Soul" Kornegay
DeAngelo "Delow" Garvin

Special thanks to Nico Hobson and D.C.'s own DJ Frank "the Crank" White of GoGoRadio LIVE:

🎵 Featured music:
"Church" by Tone P
"Let the Beat Rock" by Roy Battle, Jr.
"Wind Me Up, Chuck" by Chuck Brown
"Chicky Bum" by TCB Band/Bounce Beat Kingz
"Michael Jackson" by TOB Band and Show

🎨Featured murals:
0:52 "Take Me Out to the Go-Go" by Cita Sadeli aka Miss Chelove
2:45 "The Torch" by Aniekan Udofia
2:56 "Many Voices, Many Beats, One City" by Cory L. Stowers, Montu Mitchell and Art B.L.O.C. DC
6:01 "The Resurrection" by Aniekan Udofia
6:02 "DC Jazz Heroes" by Rose Jaffe and Kate DeCiccio



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