We, the People, Percussively Agree: A Lecture
Reading Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
by Tyler Meier
by Cybele Knowles
On the origins and characteristics of Go-Go and its relationship to Hip Hop-12749
On the career and influence of Chuck Brown, the founder of Go-Go, and the early history of Go-Go-12750
On the Go-Go Pocket and intersections with Hip Hop-12751
"A Baptist Beat"-12752
Performed with musical accompaniment. Differs slightly from published version.
Ellis, Thomas Sayers. The Maverick Room. Saint Paul: Graywolf Press, 2005.
Question and Answer Session-12753
Series: Fall Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center, UA Africana Studies Department
Location(s): UA Poetry Center
In a lecture titled "We, the People, Percussively Agree: Where the Pocket Beats and Breaks Between Go-Go and Hip Hop," Thomas Sayers Ellis discusses the history and evolution of Go-Go and its relationship to Hip Hop, integrating sound and song clips. He finishes by performing a poem from his book The Maverick Room (2005).