Yaddiya Peforms ‘2 Bold’

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Sounds of the DMV | ANKHLEJOHN Interview

Justin “Yaddiya” Johnson, or Yaddi to the initiated, is a local star on the rise in D.C.’s arts community. He’s the founder of Long Live GoGo, a local organization committed to advancing racial equity, and a member of the Kennedy Center’s Culture Caucus, which works alongside the center’s social impact team to design events at its annex The REACH. And, he’s unapologetically advancing his mission to preserve go-go music: the musical genre that serves as the heartbeat of D.C.’s Black culture.

Learn more about Yaddi and Long Live GoGo at longlivegogo.com and follow him on Instagram at @yaddiya.

// shot & edited by Bridge Studios / Recorded & Mixed by Keypoint Productions / Produced with DB Bantino for The Washington Informer Bridge & The Washington Informer.