*TV ONE will host a virtual town hall to discuss the history, impact and legacy of go-go music. The Beat Don’t Stop: Don’t Mute My City Virtual Town Hall will debut on TV One’s Facebook page as well as the digital and social media platforms of D.C. Radio One stations WKYS and MAJIC on Wednesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. ET/6C.
The virtual town hall will set the stage for the debut of TV One’s original go-go music documentary, “The Beat Don’t Stop,” which premieres on Sunday, June 21 at 8 p.m. ET/7C. Radio One syndicated personality DJ QuickSilva, host of The QuickSilva Show with Dominique the Diva, will moderate the town hall. Panelists include Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser; CNN political analyst and White House correspondent April Ryan; community activist and Don’t Mute DC co-organizer Ron Moten; Backyard Band founding member and actor Anwan “Big G” Glover; Howard University assistant professor and author Dr. Natalie Hopkinson; Radio One personality Vic Jagger; media correspondent Jawn Murray; music executive Bo Sampson; and radio personality Big Brother Konan.
As the nation grapples with how to address the racial injustice evidenced by the recent killings of unarmed African Americans, the panelists will also discuss the parallels between the Don’t Mute DC movement and the current social justice protests throughout the country.
Watch the trailer for “The Beat Don’t Stop” and clips below.