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Beyond The Streets / Recap 1

I remember when the Beyond the Streets exhibition first opened in L.A. (featuring mostly West Coast writers) a few years back and me definitely wanting to check it out, so when I found out that they were doing an east coast version in NYC – me attending was a no brainer.

To put it short, its everything that I thought it would be and if you’re a fan of graffiti, street-art, and contemporary art then do yourself a favor.  The show stays open until the end of this Sept.

Props to Roger and his team for a well produced show, including all of the programming and product that goes with it, and to check out part 1 of my recap click Read the rest of this entry

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Batman Ninja / Recap

We couldn’t imagine a better way to start the “official” beginning of summer than to conduct CAN I KICK IT? at The National Gallery of Art – East Building (their contemporary wing), which also, and more importantly, helped to them kick-off their new “Japanese Animals” art exhibition.  The collection is an historic exhibition of 17 centuries of animals in Japanese art that rarely leave Japan.

We certainly hope people enjoyed how we do storytelling via our curation of music to the newly minted anime Batman Ninja, we encourage you to check out this incredible exhibition, and we look forward to the day rocking the amazing space that is the NGA.

Thanks again to the NGA for bringing us and thank you to everyone who attended.

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MoCADA

While in NYC we also checked out the first of a monthly event series produced and held at MoCADA.  If you’re unfamiliar with MoCADA, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), through visual and performing arts, incites dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African Diaspora and fosters a dynamic space for the creation and continuous evolution of culture.

The current exhibition features works from Langston Allston (illustrative works) and Demond Melancon (Native American inspired bead work).  To check out more pics click Read the rest of this entry

Love, Hope, and Street Art

Had a good time attending the artist talk for the Love, Hope, and Street Art art exhibition which is being held at the Hornfleur Gallery.  Curated by graffiti artist Luis Del Valle, Love, Hope and Street Art is a multisensory experience that educates visitors about the visual language of street artists. Viewers are engaged to better understand street language through explanations of the symbolism of street art.

In the exhibition, the evolution of graffiti from tagging, throw-ups, and burners to the corporate boardroom is displayed and interpreted. Beyond Luis Del Valle’s personal contributions to the installation, the artwork is provided by artists DECOY, Cory StowersAsad Walker , and HKS 181, each of whom have created 10-15 years of street art (typically deemed illegal by authorities) and are now exhibiting in galleries.

The show is on exhibition till November 17th and for more info click here.

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SOUND PATTERNS / The Warriors Art Exhibition / 12.7.18

In celebration of our CAN I KICK IT? screening of “The Warriors” (on 12.8.18 at The Kennedy Center) we’re excited to announce that we’ll be conducting our SOUND PATTERNS Art Exhibition, on 12.7.18, featuring a range of works inspired by the movie – capturing the essence of the classic film.

This special edition of SOUND PATTERNS will take place on Friday December 7th at the Victor L. Selman Gallery (3305 8th St NE – Brookland), from 7 – 11 PM, and will include music by SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder DJ 2-Tone Jones.  For more info/RSVP click here.

SOUND PATTERNS / The Warriors / 12.7.18

To help celebrate our CAN I KICK IT? screening at The Kennedy Center, Sat Dec 8th, we’ll be conducting our next SOUND PATTERNS Art Exhibition featuring works inspired by “The Warriors” movie.

Friday December 7, 2018, 7-11 PM, featuring works from @kboateng, @corintogallery, @justkeebs, @insta_b_rose, and @nicktha1da
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Sweet Nancy NYC Listening Party / Recap

Whenever we do SHAOLIN JAZZ events in New York, its always love and our Sweet Nancy NYC Listening Party was no different.  And despite us not having done an event in New York in a min, and some rain, the community (as in people walking in not knowing what was even taking place, but intrigued by our SHAOLIN JAZZ sign) in addition to family and friends – showed up making our listening party the kind of experience that we envisioned.

Thank you to Basquiat’s Bottle for hosting and all of your generosity, thank you to all of the artists who exhibited works giving our event that extra layer, much appreciated to everyone who attended, and props to everyone who helped spread the word.

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Sweet Nancy from Shaolin NYC Listening Party

And in addition to our DC Listening Party, we’re happy to announce that, in celebration of our upcoming Sweet Nancy from Shaolin music project, we’ll be conducting an NYC Listening Party/SOUND PATTERNS Art Exhibition (plus Artist Talk) in Brooklyn on Thurs. May 10th at Basquiat’s Bottle, 6 PM – Close, No Cover.  For additional info/RSVP click here.

SOUND PATTERNS / Studio Visit / Barry Bishop

In our next our Studio Visit we check out our SOUND PATTERNS featured artist Barry Bishop. Check out his and the other artists work on exhibit at The Bowie State University Gallery of Art in their Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC) thru March 30th.  Gallery hours: Mon and Tues: 10 – 6 pm, Wed: 9 – 7 pm, Thurs: 10 – 5 pm, Fri: 9 – 5 pm, Sat: 12 – 6 pm.  For info click here.

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SOUND PATTERNS / Studio Visit / Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell

In our next our Studio Visit we check out our SOUND PATTERNS featured artist Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell. Check out hers and the other artists work on exhibit at The Bowie State University Gallery of Art in their Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC) thru March 30th.  Gallery hours: Mon and Tues: 10 – 6 pm, Wed: 9 – 7 pm, Thurs: 10 – 5 pm, Fri: 9 – 5 pm, Sat: 12 – 6 pm.  For info click here.

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