CAN I KICK IT? / 5/26 / Screening “REVENGE of the NINJA” starring Sho Kosugi

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“Revenge of the Ninja” is one of my FAVORITE joints.  Such a classic 80’s martial arts film that really popularized ninjitsu (showing a variety of the martial art form’s tenets) and had every kid that summer rocking a ninja costume.  Sho Kosugi (the lead) is an icon in the game and this film, including it’s former – “Enter the Ninja” along with Sho’s other films, certainly back my statement.

See you guys Tues May 26th and for more info click here.

Revolutions On Air: The Golden Era of New York Radio 1980 – 1988 (Red Bull Music Academy Presents)

Its been a MIN since I haven’t posted content that wasn’t SHAOLIN JAZZ related and I can assure you that I will.  With that being said I had to drop this gem via Red Bull Music Academy – a short documentary highlighting the innovators of New York radio during the 80’s.  Check it out.

CAN I KICK IT? / “The New Legend of Shaolin” / Recap

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The weather is finally starting to break and the turnout for our most recent CAN I KICK IT? certainly reflected that, along with a pretty expansive promotion and marketing effort.  There’s not too much that beats a 70 degree Spring evening in DC and “The New Legend of Shaolin” had attendees locked from the opening scene and Jet Lei’s kid co-star, 9 year-old Xie Mao (Tze Miu), provided a surprising boost with dynamic martial arts skills that rivaled his adult co-stars.

Props to everyone that attended; salute to Marvin for hosting, special shouts to our amazing bartender Alyssa, Madison Davenport PR, Som Records, and Palace 5ive , DSE Live – our media partners, and thanks to TC, Cherisse, and Duane for the promotional lift.  Thanks also to Lyft – our transportation sponsor.

Stay tuned for our next CAN I KICK IT? which will be Tuesday May 26th.  For more recap pics click Read the rest of this entry

CAN I KICK IT? / A Visual Language

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Here’s the latest graphic in the visual language, designed by Late Night Genius, for the CAN I KICK IT? monthly.  To see the full range click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / 4.28 / Screening “The New Legend of Shaolin” starring Jet Lei

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We’ve finally made it to April and are looking forward to the good weather that it brings.  That being said, we hope you can come thru to our 9th CAN I KICK IT? screening event where we’ll be screening “The New Legend of Shaolin” starring famed martial arts action star Jet Lei, Tues. Apr. 28th, 6-9pm, at Marvin.

To RSVP and for more info click here.

SHAOLIN JAZZ Cultural Presentation & SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE – DJ Edition / Culture Shock / 4.9.15

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We’re please to announce that Southwest State Minnesota University is bringing us back (for a second year in a row) to be apart of their 6th Annual Culture Shock programming – a series of entertainment and educational based engagements designed to educate people about various cultures.  If you’re in or near the Marshall, MN. area join us as we conduct our Cultural Presentation during the day (2-3pm) and later in the evening (9pm-1am) as we conduct SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE – DJ Edition.  All of the events are free and open to the public and for additional info click here.

COLOR of SOUND / University of Maryland, Baltimore / Recap

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Our COLOR of SOUND Art Exhibition at the University of Maryland, Baltimore turned out to be one of our strongest presentations to date.  All of the works set on easels creating more than ample spacing which allowed attendees to freely engage the works – front to back.

Thanks to the United Students of African Descent and the university’s USGA for bringing us, all of the attendees, Madison Davenport PR, and the participating artists: Cee Love, Zsudayka Nzinga, VonDell Green, Brody Rose, Candace Fong, and Aniekan Udofia.

For the full recap click Read the rest of this entry

CAN I KICK IT? / “Blood Sport” / Recap

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Had another great time at this month’s CAN I KICK IT? where we screened Jean Claude Van Damme’s debut flick “Blood Sport.”  The weather’s steadily getting better and Tues was a reflection of the warmer weather coming our way.

Thanks again to Marvin for hosting, special shouts to our amazing bartender Alyssa; shouts to Madison Davenport PR, Som Records, and Palace 5ive – our media partners, and thanks to Cherisse and Duane for the promotional lift.  Thanks also to Lyft – our transportation sponsor.

Stay tuned for our next CAN I KICK IT? which will be Tuesday April 28th.  For more recap pics click Read the rest of this entry

SHAOLIN JAZZ Cultural Lecture / Excerpts

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In an effort to further educate people about our Cultural Lecture, a multimedia presentation 2-Tone and I conduct where we discuss, at various colleges and universities, the parallels and similarities between Jazz culture and Hip-Hop culture, we’ve decided to drop a series of visuals that highlight select excerpts from our presentation.  To the view the range click Read the rest of this entry

CAN I KICK IT? / 3.24 / Screening “Blood Sport”

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Pretty amped for this next CAN I KICK IT? as I’m huge fan of this month’s flick “Blood Sport.”  To RSVP click here.

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