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Rare Essence @ City Winery – Sunday, 9/1/19

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Rare Essence, Washington’s premier Go-Go band for more than four decades, is a DC institution that has built a devoted fan base that spans multiple generations, drawn to the indigenous funk sired in the mid -70s by the late Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown.

Rare Essence first came together in 1976 when a group of elementary students at St. Thomas Moore Catholic School in Southeast Washington gathered after school and started playing the then new, as yet unnamed, music (Go-Go’s breakthrough chart topper, Brown’s “Bustin’ Loose,” was still three years away). Drummer Quentin “Footz” Davidson along with guitarist/vocalist Andre “Whiteboy” Johnson, bassist Michael “Funky Ned” Neal and trombonist John “Big Horn” Jones and, calling themselves the Young Dynamos, jammed on Top 40 hits by that era’s funk and soul masters, earning their initial show stripes on the city’s recreation center circuit.

Changing its name to Rare Essence, the band expanded its lineup and, as teens, started playing on a thriving Metro Go-Go circuit that included Maryland and Virginia. They built a huge following, and a reputation as one of the city’s top Go-Go bands, through spirited battles with the likes of Chuck Brown, Trouble Funk, Junk Yard and EU (Experience Unlimited), putting on marathon shows that might run until 5 a.m., stacked sets seamless and unending.

Rare Essence would be one of Brown’s earliest, and have remained his most enduring, progeny, with a consistently combustible live show honed through countless performances in the Washington region. Go-Go thrives live and that’s where reputations, and legacies, are cemented. As the Washington Post noted in a review, “….this band has performed more than 5,000 times. Like so many Rare Essence concerts, it’s easy to believe you’re seeing the best one.” 

Little wonder they were dubbed “The Wickedest Band Alive” by rap pioneer Doug E. Fresh, who has collaborated with Rare Essence, one of many artists to incorporate Go-Go’s percolating percussion, and some of its key players, into their own recordings. 

They have performed with Run DMC, LL Cool J, Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, Ice Cube, Heavy D and the Boyz, Wu Tang Clan, Redman and Method Man, French Montana, Scarface, TLC, Eric B and Rakim, YoYo, Shabba Ranks, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Wale, Thievery Corporation, Clutch, KRS-1 not to mention Chuck Brown, Trouble Funk, The Junk Yard Band, & EU.

The Rare Essence catalog, on their own Rare One Records label, includes over 30 releases. Fans have bought and traded thousands of live P.A. recordings of their shows over the years. Rare Essence continues to feature such fan-favorite radio staples as “Lock It,” “Body Snatchers,” “Back up Against the Wall” and “Overnight Scenario.” Like any long-lived style of music, Go-Go has undergone changes over the decades but Rare Essence maintains and sustains its original sound and spirit. One of their album titles puts it best: “We Go On and On.”

Also lovingly known by fans as RE, “The Inner City Groovers”, or Essence (if you are from DC), you can’t help but know who “The Wickedest Band Alive” is and that you gotta be there to experience the party in person!

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Happy Nappy Day / Poets in the Park 2020 | Sunday, August 9th

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Happy Nappy Day/Poets in the Park returns for a celebration of our culture, heritage, and hair! Don’t miss it!

We’re keeping the tradition of this event going – a cultural celebration of our hair, our health, our heritage, our art in motion, and the black businesses that we cross-support through Happy Nappy Day/Poets in the Park!

Vendor booths available. If you are a Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo 2020 vendor, your event reservation is transferable to this event.

Stay tuned for more event details as the event draws near.

Gwynn Oak Park

Gwynn Oak Ave

5010 Gwynn Oak Ave

Gwynn oak, MD 21207

1pm – 8pm

*Vendor booth fees are non-refundable but can be transferred to a future event.*


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Rakhels Live Cuisine – The Friday Menu

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Rakhel’s Live Cuisine❕

The Friday Menu  👈

 

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FREE! The Instant Author Masterclass – Thursday , June 25th @ 7pm via Zoom

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Instant Author Coach and creator of The 90 Day ‘Get Your Book Done’ Dare, Kelly Campbell is back with a FREE Virtual Masterclass!

FREE: The Instant Author Blueprint Masterclass will be offered this Thursday, June 25 at 7:00PM via Zoom.

Are you ready to be a Best-Selling Author?

No time to write? Been there.

Writer’s block? Been there, too.

I wrote my first book in 45 days and became an Amazon #1 Best Seller in 90. I have coached dozens of experts to become best-selling authors and I’ll show you how to GET IT DONE.This is your year! Register for this Masterclass and let’s turn your passion, skills and expertise into a Best-Selling Book!

 Thursday, June 25th, 2020 at 7:00 PM EST

In this workshop, YOU will go from dreaming about their book to penning their masterpiece. You will learn:

  • How to uncover your book’s true purpose and message
  • How to attain unstoppable confidence in your writing
  • The Secrets and Strategies on How to Write A Book in 90 Days
  • How to Market and Launch your book’s into to a Best Seller

*Bonus* – We will also talk about how a book can be ‘Monetized’ and repurposed into multiple income streams, such as speaking, coaching, courses and products.

THIS MASTERCLASS IS LIFE CHANGING!

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Thursday, June 25th at 7:00PM EST

Register FREE HERE @ https://bit.ly/become-an-author-in-90-days

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