Episode 343: The Sounds of Washington, DC, Part 2 - Chocolate City
Known to most of the world as a political playground, Washington, D.C. is a city where decisions that shape the course of, not just American, but HUMAN history, are made every day. More than that though, D.C. is a city where cultures collide resulting in a creative class that produces some of the most compelling and diverse art in the world. Built on the legacy of jazz and go-go, D.C. is on the cusp of a creative explosion and bringing everything from hip-hop to indie rock into the fold.
In part two of our Sounds of Washington, DC series, we're joined by the duo April + Vista, one of the city's rising stars, to explore a little bit of the history of "Chocolate City", some of the music that made the nation's capital such a fertile landscape for African-American musicians to thrive in, and how economic shifts and gentrification have changed things for that tradition, maybe for good.
- Get to know the artists featured on this episode:
- Gil Scott-Heron : Wikipedia
- Braxton Cook: Official Site | Twitter | Instagram
- Basehead: Wikipedia
- TOB: Soundcloud
- DJ Flexx: Twitter | Instagram
- April + Vista: Official Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
- Incidental music courtesy of Aquatic Gardener. Hear more/buy it HERE.
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