One of our goals with our first screening, last Tues, was to set a tone and a vibe for this year’s series and certainly give anyone new to CAN I KICK IT? an understanding of how we watch, which is different from the norm. We, essentially, want to give people a wholly new movie-going experience and we hope that its an experience that they feel is theirs, regardless if they’ve seen the movie or not, but to also enjoy sharing that experience with others via social media or inviting/bringing friends and family.
We hope we’re able to establish all of the above with our screening of Black Panther.
Thank you to our partner DowntownDC BID, all of our sponsors and media partners, and thank you, most importantly, to everyone who’s been attending and spreading the word. This is an experience for everyone.
We hope to see everyone next Tues June 18th for Deadpool. Please keep in mind this is an “R” rated film that contains strong language and content and is suggested for mature audiences only.
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Jack Inslee of Full Service Radio got a chance to interview SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founders Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones who discuss the origins of the company and what they’ve got lined up.
For the listen click here.
Join us this Tues June 11th for the block buster hit: Black Panther – the second film of our DowntownDC Summer Flicks CAN I KICK IT? series. This film earned a myriad of records such as the second highest grossing film of 2018, the third highest grossing film ever in the US, and the ninth highest grossing film of all time.
We start the evening’s activities at 7:30 PM with a DJ set by NYC’s finest and friend of SHAOLIN JAZZ P.U.D.G.E, with the film starting promptly at 8:30 PM.
This will also be our second night inviting cosplayers as well as conducting a ‘best dressed’ contest, so be sure to rep your favorite superhero!
For more info/RSVP click here.
Fun, engagement, entertainment, and culture. Those are just four of many words that can be easily applied to and describe the first screening of this year’s DowntownDC Summer Flicks CAN I KICK IT? screening, featuring Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse.
Additionally, there was an overall feeling of community, with the number of families who have returned through the years, also with how, this year, attendees setup their chairs around DJ 2-Tone, signaling a closeness attendees have with CAN I KICK IT?
And if you’re familiar with SHAOLIN JAZZ and our CAN I KICK IT? engagement we work within a range of cultural spaces that have familial relationships with each other such as the synergies between hip-hop and comic books, martial arts and hip-hop and, by that math, comic books and martial arts.
And because we don’t have to “try” to create fun, engagement, entertainment, and culture people tend to enjoy and “feel” CAN I KICK IT? as an experience that taps into a certain part of one’s soul, both young and old.
Props to the DowntownDC BID for bringing us back for a third year, salute to all of our media partners for helping to promote this year’s series, shouts the cosplayers who attended, and thank you to everyone who attended and also helped to spread the word about us conducting CAN I KICK IT? at Freedom Plaza.
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Props to The Washington Post Express and @fritzhahn for providing coverage of our CAN I KICK IT? Downtown DC Summer Flicks Series – a multimedia movie screening experience brought to you by the @downtowndcbid and produced by @shaolinjazz, which starts next week!
We get things started next Tues June 4th with “Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse” with music and entertainment will kicking off at 7:30 PM, and then the films will start promptly at 8:30 PM
This film is also one of our cosplay nights so all cosplayers are welcome and we will be conducting a best-dressed contest so represent!
For more info/RSVP click here.
Calling all cosplayers! With us screening films exclusively from Marvel Studios’ catalog we of course wanted to invite cosplayers to participate and, on those nights, we’ll also be conducting a “Best Dressed” contest with the winner winning prizes from DowntownDC BID and SHAOLIN JAZZ.
See you there!
Props to film director Valino (@thevalino) for choosing music from our “Sweet Nancy from Shaolin” album for his latest Moments of Movement video, shot in the Philippines, featuring bboys @breakboy_mouse01, @lamaroc9, and @sasmolotov.
We’re a little less than 1 month away from the first Downtown Summer Flicks CAN I KICK IT? screening and we’re excited to finally get the main movie poster featuring the schedule of screenings, so you can plan for which films you want to see.
Our first film out the gate will be Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse which will be held on Tuesday June 4th. For more info and to RSVP click here.
We look forward to seeing you!
In case you missed the first drop we’re pleased to present to you our “Legendary Weapons” design, which is influenced by iconic martial arts weapons such as the Butterfly Sword, Guandao, and Tiger Hook Spear.
The design also ties into the foundation of SHAOLIN JAZZ which is to highlight the parallels between, hip-hop, jazz, and martial arts.
To customize and curate click here.