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Creating A Sound of His Own

Washington, DC

Most people don't see prison as an opportunity to develop their career. Of course most people don't go on to develop their own genre of music either. That's because most people aren't Chuck Brown, the "godfather of go-go music."

Brown talked to us about his long, fascinating career in this week?s Art Works podcast. In this slideshow excerpt produced specifically as an online-only feature for our new issue of NEA Arts on the subject of creativity, Brown discusses how he created go-go music in Washington, DC, in the 1970s.

Hear the entire podcast of Brown's interview, and don't forget to check out the entire issue of NEA Arts and the online-only features!

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