DC's Spoken Word to Go-Go Competition Crowns a Champion

Host Felicia Curry visits the 31st Annual Barbecue Festival in downtown D.C. to take in a spoken word competition called "Spoken Word to Go Go." Three poets compete in the finals, expressing their personal stories and emotions through spoken word poetry set to the backdrop of Go-Go music, a genre known for its percussion and bass-driven, which was pioneered by Chuck Brown in Washington DC.

DC's Spoken Word to Go-Go Competition Crowns a Champion

9m 45s

  • WETA Arts November 2023: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    WETA Arts November 2023

    S11 E3 - 28m 29s

    November’s episode presents Grammy-award winning record label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, releasing an unusual album of electronic music. The Washington School of Ballet’s Miya Hisaka directs ballet classes for all adults. And, host Felicia Curry interviews Tammy Call, the Director of the National Museum of the United States Army, who discusses the museum’s history, mission and vision.

  • WETA Arts October 2023: Music, Art, and Live Performances: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    WETA Arts October 2023: Music, Art, and Live Performances

    S11 E2 - 28m 59s

    October’s episode introduces Grammy-winning folk music duo Marcy Marxer and Cathy Fink and All Wigged Out, their concert film about Marxer’s experience with breast cancer. Arlington-based street photographer Ashley Tillery takes viewers on a photo shoot, and host Felicia Curry gets a tour of the 9:30 Club with club owner and independent concert promoter Seth Hurwitz.

  • WETA Arts September 2023: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    WETA Arts September 2023

    S11 E1 - 28m 26s

    WETA Arts and host Felicia Curry are back! This month, experience the power of words at the Spoken Word to Go-Go finals, learn about Chelsea Ritter-Soronen’s transformative street art with ChalkR!ot in Silver Spring, and explore how Woolly Mammoth’s artistic director Maria Manuela Goyanes navigates the challenge of upholding the theater’s legacy while continuing to push artistic boundaries.

WETA Passport

Stream tens of thousands of hours of your PBS and local favorites with WETA Passport whenever and wherever you want. Catch up on a single episode or binge-watch full seasons before they air on TV.