DC Public Housing Radio

"DC Public Housing Radio Station" is an attempt to document the contributions of DC public housing projects to DC. I put together two YouTube playlists:


DC Public Housing Facebook pages

DC Public Housing Wikipedia Pages

List of bands from DC public housing projects:

1) Free Form Experience, Arthur Capper Public Housing, early 1970s. Awesome!

2) Ward 8 Entertainment, Valley Green Public Housing (and Barry Farms Public Housing?), playing now. One of the members of the band sold me their CD "Waiting for Some Better Days" on Pennsylvania Ave, SE, a couple of weeks ago.

3) Junk Yard Band, Barry Farms Public Housing, early 1980s through 1990s.

4) Marvin Gaye, East Capitol Dwellings, during his teenage years.

5) Rare Essence, earned "their initial show stripes on the city’s recreation center circuit."


Feel free to let me know about bands, Facebook pages, or other items that document the vibrant life in DC public housing: johanna.bockman@gmail.com


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