TV One honors Black Music Month with the upcoming documentary, The Beat Don't Stop, which is slated to air on Sunday, June 21st at 8:00 p.m. ET. The highly anticipated documentary celebrates the historical significance of Go-Go music.
Originating from Washington D.C. during the 1980s, Go-Go was born from underprivileged communities. The film will feature highlights of various musical legends' evolutionary journeys as they make their mark on the genre. The Beat Don't Stop explores the music's culture and pays homage to the Godfather of Go-Go music, Chuck Brown. Radio One's impact as the original broadcast platform for this groundbreaking genre provides another captivating highlight. The documentary will also focus on how the music's creative power influenced social movements and Don't Mute DC's role in shifting cultural perspectives.
Audiences can expect appearances from industry professionals such as rapper Doug E. Fresh, band members from Junk Yard Band, Trouble Funk, and many more.
The Beat Don't Stop is executive produced by Urban One Founder and Chairwoman Cathy Hughes. For TV One, Deirdre Leake-Butcher and Tracey Uy served as Executive Producers, with Bo Sampson of Bodacious One Productions serving as Co-Executive Producer. Nile Cone served as senior writer and producer.
For more information about TV One's The Beat Don't Stop, visit the network's www.tvone.tv.
Check out the trailer below.
Photo Credit: (Chuck Brown) Off Beat Magazine