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CAN I KICK IT? / Ghost In The Shell / Recap

We’re closing out the year with heat and last week’s CAN I KICK IT? exemplified that to the fullest as we screened the anime classic Ghost In The Shell.  Thanks to everyone who attended, those who helped spread the word, salute to the Crochet Kingpin who rocked the pop-up shop, and props to Songbyrd for hosting.  To check out the full recap click Read the rest of this entry

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I’m withe banned – Documentary

Last week I was fortunate to get the shout about the screening of Spotify’s first documentary I’m with the banned.

Really liked how they flipped the editing to give it almost like a cinematic music video-feel.

Essentially I’m with the banned is a music initiative to empower artists and fans from different cultures to come together, and to amplify the voices of people and communities that have been silenced.  The documentary focuses on a variety of issues that impact different communities today–from immigration to LGBTQ equality–through artist collaborations, performances and original content.

I’m with the banned chronicles a musical collaboration between six artists from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Iran; the countries incorporated in the proposed travel ban, with six American artists such as Pusha T, Dr. Lonnie Smith, BJ The Chicago Kid, and K.Flay.  And since the artists from the Middle East cannot enter the U.S. they and the American have to record in Toronto.

In addition the complimentary drinks and popcorn at E Street Cinema, where the screening was held in DC, the good people at Spotify saw that it was also only fit to do an after-party (open bar) at a spot downtown featuring artists from the documentary Moh Flow and DC’s own Oddisee.

I’m with the banned will air, in it’s entirety, on VICE this month so stay tuned and for the additional info about the doc click here and to check out the full event recap click Read the rest of this entry

Kung Fu Wildstyle Opening / Recap

Dope night all around.  Good people (Fab 5 Freddy and MC Yan are the coolest), fly art, and an ill film.  To check out the full recap click Read the rest of this entry

CAN I KICK IT? / 6.28 / Screening “Blood and Bone”

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Join us on Tuesday, June 28th at Songbyrd Music House for our next edition of CAN I KICK IT? where we’ll be screening Blood and Bone (starring Michael Jai White and also featuring the late Kimbo Slice). This cult classic is heralded as one of White’s best martial arts performances on film.  To RSVP click here.

SHAOLIN JAZZ / CAN I KICK IT at Siena College

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This month is going to be crazy.  Not only are we prepping for our trip to Ethiopia, but we also have a range of SHAOLIN JAZZ college engagements, starting with Siena College.  The good people at the Damietta Cross-Cultural Center and SEB Coffeehouse are bringing us out this Thurs as apart of their Hip-Hop Week to conduct CAN I KICK IT?  If you’re in the area or know someone that is whom you feel would be interested in attending feel free to share this post.

CAN I KICK IT? / 1.26 / Screening “IP MAN”

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Please join us for our next CAN I KICK IT?, Tues. Jan. 26th at Song Byrd, as we screen the first movie in the cult classic series “IP MAN” starring martial arts icon Donnie Yen.  For more info and to RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / “BIG TROUBLE in LITTLE CHINA” / Recap

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Despite the rain, this edition of CAN I KICK IT? was one of our biggest, yet.  We actually had to post-pone last month’s installment to due to severe heat and then the storming that followed.  And since we received a great deal of interest regarding the movie (Big Trouble in Little China), in addition to 2-Tone and I being fans as well, we decided to screen it for our July event.

Props to everyone that attended, the staff at Marvin for holding us down, Alexis, TC, and Cherisse for our PR/marketing support, and huge salute to Sherry, Frankie and their Soul and Ink team for conducting their live screen printing experience.  Stay tuned, as we’ll definitely have them back for other screenings.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the end of Aug for our next screening and for more recap pics Read the rest of this entry

CAN I KICK IT? / “REVENGE of the NINJA” / Recap

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Really enjoying the growth we’re experiencing with CAN I KICK IT? and last month was another solid look.

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 June 23rd where we’ll be screening “Big Trouble in Little China.”  For more recap pics click

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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? / 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.