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Go-Go Symphony Returning to H Street with Chuck Brown Drummer

by Andrew Ramonas — March 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm 0

The Go-Go Symphony is back at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE this weekend, this time with go-go great William “JuJu” House on the drums.

House, who played for D.C. legends Chuck Brown and Rare Essence, will join more than three dozen other musicians for the 8 p.m. show Saturday honoring the District’s homegrown genre. As the Go-Go Symphony plays, the Da Originalz dance group will take the stage and emcee Ashley Jenkins will rap and sing.

The music will include the go-go song “Get Your Hands Up,” and the classical piece “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” but with a go-go twist.

“The thing I like about this program is how it uses so many disparate elements,” the show’s conductor, John Devlin, said.

The concert will be the fourth performance of the Go-Go Symphony since its creation last year. Most seats are sold out, but a limited number of standing-room tickets are still available.

“It’s a really fun time,” Devlin said.

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