Seeing the Sounds of Ward 1

This short spectrogram film, produced for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, details how integral go-go music and Black life are to the soundscapes of Washington, DC.   The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, launched in 1967, is an international exhibition of living cultural heritage presented annually in the summer in Washington, D.C. in the United States. It is held on the National Mall for two weeks around the Fourth of July holiday.