The District is a major center for the arts, and a key element in parts of music history. DC is the birthplace of notable artists like Duke Ellington and Roberta Flack. As the nation’s capital, DC is the home of the United States Marine Band and the United States Navy Band. Additionally, the city has fostered monumental moments in the development of hardcore punk and bluegrass, ultimately cultivating its own genre, go-go.
Here are some songs about Washington DC that must be on your moving playlist.