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Washington's Evolving Identity: How Chocolate City Is Changing

Some call go-go music the "beating heart of Washington's black culture." Go-go is a uniquely local musical style in a city whose local identity is rooted in the African-American experience. But as the District's demographics change, and Washington is no longer majority black, Kojo explores how neighborhoods and the city's own identity are changing through the music D.C. calls its own.

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