We’ve got tons going on with Byrd Over Staten dropping but we always like to keep our imprint on NYC so we’ll be doing a listening party in New York this Sunday Nov. 29th courtesy of the good people at the Reed Space (LES). Its 4-7pm and we’ll have some of our SHAOLIN JAZZ art on display as well as our SHAOLIN JAZZ multimedia video package. To RSVP click here.
This is our salute to one of the grooviest Jazz cats to ever do it……….Mr. Donald Byrd.
We present the next chapter of the SHAOLIN JAZZ tribute series, Byrd Over Staten, a fusion of Donald Byrd’s work with the resounding lyrics of the Wu-Tang Clan. Click here for a free download of the EP.
Introducing “perspectives,” our newest campaign which takes lead from our Lifestyle Marketing Interns (LMI). “perspectives” features photos that our LMI’s have shot, using their cell phones, of their environment (people, places, food, etc…) that they feel best relates to a SHAOLIN JAZZ project or engagement.
The images are then visually enhanced by the design team at Late Night Genius giving one both a unique perspective on the LMI’s environment in addition to the perspective of our specific project or engagement.
For our inaugural edition of “perspectives” we’ve asked our LMIs to take photos of objects that they feel best relates to our Byrd Over Staten release. We will highlight new “perspectives” visuals weekly and please check out the initial range by clicking Read the rest of this entry
To celebrate the launch of our Byrd Over Staten EP, which drops Monday November 23rd, we’ll be conducting a listening party in DC on Saturday November 21st at Songbyrd in Adams Morgan. For the event details and to RSVP click here. Hope to see you guys out!
This is one of the best photos I’ve seen from the Million Man March that took place this year, as this was also the 20th anniversary of the original march, which I also attended. And although I didn’t get an opportunity to enjoy all of the speakers, live, I still felt a good energy and vibe, which is what I was looking for. This feeling was also amplified with the many families and women I saw, as opposed to the first march, which, as was the point, was mainly comprised of men. There’s a great power in unity and this unity comes from a strong support system and that support system should include your family (women and children).
I think this unity is also scary because of, not only, the strength that I mentioned above, but it being a positive force, which is why there was a complete media blackout (which was by design) from pretty much all of the major news networks and web platforms: pre-march, during the march, and with only a small few providing post march coverage.
The sister of Sandra Bland said it best, “we have to control our narrative,” which is exactly what I’m doing and I encourage others to do so as well because this moment is part of a bigger movement that’s apart of American history and needs to be both documented and shared correctly.
If you missed the march you can watch it, and the various speakers, by going to www.justiceorelse.com.