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During this century, DC has found itself at the center of many developing music scenes:

Go-Go: The city made its unique contribution to the world of music with the creation of this sound, exclusive to DC. Go-go brings together the sounds of funk and hip-hop with an underlying conga beat keeps a continuous groove flowing through a progression of songs.

Punk: At the beginning of the 1980s, punk found a home in DC arguably stronger than anywhere else in the country.

Bluegrass: The DC area has helped keep bluegrass alive and popular, and has even been dubbed the "bluegrass capital of the world."

Jazz: In the first half of the 20th century, the city served as a hotbed of jazz. The U Street Corridor maintained a vital jazz scene before the Harlem Renaissance.

Blues: Closely related to the jazz scene, a blues scene emerged here. DC continues to host nationally renowned blues clubs.

Other locals: Like any other city, DC also supports local musicians in other genres.







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