In the spirit of the upcoming Kung Fu Wildstyle art exhibition (at the Freer Sackler Gallery), by Fab 5 Freddy and MC Yan, we’re pleased to announce that SHAOLIN JAZZ has been asked to conduct a special edition of CAN I KICK IT?, where we’ll be screening the 1970’s classic 5 Fingers of Death. The kickoff event will take place at Hyphen DC on Saturday April 1st from 8 pm – 12 am (screening starts at 9:30 pm). For more info click here.
Van Damme’s got an plethora of contemporary cult martial arts classics and this film is one of the illest. Join us Tues March 28th as we screen Double Impact, from 6 – 10 pm, at Songbyrd. For more info or to RSVP click here.
This month’s CAN I KICK IT? is going to be a good look. For info/RSVP click here.
The closing reception for CHAMBERS was, hands down, one of the best closing receptions that I’ve had the pleasure of being apart of and most definitely ended our exhibition in proper form. The Instant Vintage vinyl record fair, featuring some of the areas finest vinyl record collectors, and producer showcase, featuring some DC’s most notable beat-smiths making Wu-Tang inspired beats, served as perfect complements to what many guests considered as a more than memorable night. Thank you to everyone who attended, salute to all of those that helped spread the word, and props to our partners at ART WHINO and BLIND WHINO for helping to make this happen. Stay tuned for more is all I’m gonna say…
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If you enjoyed the opening reception for our CHAMBERS: Wu-Tang Art Exhibition, that we flipped with ART WHINO, then you’ll definitely want to check our closing reception (11.4), which will be something special for music lovers and true fans of Hip Hop.
The event, on Friday November 4th, will kick off with an Instant Vintage pop-up record fair and auction featuring some of the area’s finest vendors of Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Jazz and Rock music on wax. Throughout that portion of the evening DJs from the DC Vinyl Headz collective will be spinning music from the each vendor that will be available for sale.
The second portion of the evening will be a Wu Tang Clan-themed producer showcase featuring some of the finest beatsmiths in the DC area. The evening’s festivities will be hosted by DJ 2-Tone Jones.
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This is going to be HUGE. We’re teaming up with world renowned art gallery ART WHINO to present CHAMBERS, A night of all things Wu-Tang.
CHAMBERS will feature a group art show curated by ART WHINO that includes work by 50 visual artists. To accompany the visual art SHAOLIN JAZZ will be curating a special Wu-Tang Clan themed soundtrack throughout the evening performed by the infamous Diamond Cutterz DJ crew. This soundscape will also be backed by a unique video-mixing set of classic Wu-Tang Clan music videos, movie clips and rare footage to give patrons a one-of-a-kind audio/visual experience.
The opening reception will take place on Saturday September 24th, from 8PM – 12AM, at their Blind Whino space in SW DC featuring music by DJ 2-Tone Jones, DJ Roddy Rod, and DJ RBI.
To learn more about the opening reception and exhibition click here.
CAN I KICK IT? / 9.27 / The Last Dragon / #shaolinjazz / #mytuesisbetterthanyours / RSVP here.
Our SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia programming has finally come to a close. Props to everyone who attended our panel discussion on Sunday and salute to all of the panelists, Wayna and Tewodross and our moderator Keanna for participating. It was a highly enriching experience and I personally learned a great deal. Continue to visit www.shaolinjazz.com and www.culturesciencestudio.com to learn more about our domestic and international travels as well as learn more about our upcoming events and projects.
Introducing SHAOLIN JAZZ – A / V (Audio / Visual) – an audio/visual trip through the worlds of hip-hop, jazz, and martial arts. DJ 2-Tone Jones combines the art of DJing with video-mixing in a set that explores music that inspired the SHAOLIN JAZZ catalog in sync with moving visuals, select videos and clips from iconic kung-fu flicks. Please join us for our inaugural SHAOLIN JAZZ – A / V event on Tuesday July 12th. To RSVP and for additional event info click
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Our most recent SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE performance at Tropicalia, where we fused our musical influences from our trip to Ethiopia, was our best SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE performance (to date) and most definitely ranks up there as one of our top SHAOLIN JAZZ events, period. I can’t front, there were some elements of our production that we were late in cementing, but MAN did things work out!
Thanks to all of those who attended, props to Tropicalia for hosting us, salute to everyone that performed – giving the show the diversity and flavor that we were looking to create: Sound of the City, Wayna, Asheru and Rock, and Ras Nebyu and special thanks to everyone who helped to promote our show. For more recap photos click Read the rest of this entry