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CAN I KICK IT? / feat BLADE / Recap

There’s a great deal of enjoyment when a client wants you to be apart of their programming, but it feels even better when that same client wants to bring you back and this certainly was the case with The Kennedy Center who asked us to be apart of the launch festival for their new state-of-the-art REACH Center – a new multipurpose venue designed to help artists bring their creative pursuits to life.

The entire festival is actually 2 weeks of programming (over 400 events) with our scheduled date featuring all hip-hop based performances and engagements from local DC acts such as Kokayi to national legends – De La Soul, all happening simultaneously which allowed for attendees to fully explore the REACH Center and its various studios, multimedia spaces, and world-class works of art.

And despite all that was happening, which included DJ sets by Bobbito Garcia and workshops by Words, Beats, and Life, we held down a capacity crowd for our screening of the 90’s classic BLADE starring Wesley Snipes.  Add to that a continuous line out of the door and a visit of our screening by hip-hop legend Q-Tip, who The Kennedy Center appointed as its first Artistic Director of Hip Hop Culture.

Thanks to The Kennedy Center for bringing us back and thank you to everyone who attended.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat PREDATOR / 10.10.19

We’re happy to announce that the new date of our CAN I KICK IT? featuring PREDATOR at Creative Alliance will be Thurs. October 10th.

This will be the O.G. version of the late 80’s sci-fi/action classic starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Jesse “The Body” Ventura.

For more info and tickets click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Recap

As our first CAN I KICK IT?, featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, outside of the U.S. – Vancouver definitely “got it” and the good-times ensued.  The location, which was an historic outdoor plaza called Van Art Gallery North Plaza, felt like home with it being similar to Freedom Plaza (back in D.C.), with its smooth stone surfaces, ledges, and steps, which was also home to the city’s skateboarders.  Insert some great food trucks and popcorn and we were ready to go!

In addition to the movie, scores of attendees, both young and old, enjoyed our makers-station where you could create your piece of art using a stencil (turntable, ninja, boom-box, or Bruce Lee) and spray paint.  We love employing the makers-station whenever possible so people can participate in the event and have a meaningful and tangible memory of our experience.

And what’s a CAN I KICK IT? event without live demos, so the DVBIA brought in Shape Shifter Studio who not only conducted BBoy workshops, which got the crowd dancing, but also excited the audience with amazing BBoy exhibitions.  We, in-turn, reached out to Lions MMA who sent two of their most celebrated members Kia and Sean who rocked attendees with a spirited power-driven demo.

Thank you to the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association for bringing us out, props to both Shape Shifter Studio and Lions MMA for conducting the workshops and exhibitions, and salute to everyone who attended, especially those who’ve been longtime SHAOLIN JAZZ supporters.

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#mytuesisbetterthanyours / CAN I KICK IT? / 4.23.19

For our next CAN I KICK IT? we’re bringing you one of martial arts’ most storied techniques with the classic Shaolin Mantis (Deadly Mantis) / 4.23.19 / at Songbyrd / 6-10 pm / No Cover / To RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron / 3.26.19

Join us this Tues Mar. 26th at Songbyrd for our next edition of CAN I KICK IT? feat Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron.  We go from 6 – 10 pm and there’s no cover.

That night we’ll also have new SHAOLIN JAZZ merch available so stay tuned!

For more info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat KILL BILL / Recap

Bmore came absolutely ready!  An in area ripe with art we couldn’t have felt more at home.

Our screening of KILL BILL at the Creative Alliance went better than expected, from start to finish, and despite the cold weather Baltimore showed up and showed out.

And in addition to a full crowd, we even saw some familiar faces from our DC massive.

Thanks and props to the staff at the Creative Alliance who helped make our production seamless, shouts to Ja’Mon for holding down the merch table, and thanks to everyone who attended.  We can’t wait to see you all in July!

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Last Dragon / at SXSW / 3.9.19

Fresh off of our screening at Creative Alliance, we’re off to Austin to conduct CAN I KICK IT? at SXSW!!!
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Join us this Saturday, March 9th for an Old School Edition of CAN I KICK IT? featuring a screening of the 80’s cult classic film “The Last Dragon” (starring Taimak and Vanity), immediately followed by a throwback party set by DJ Mark DiVita at The George Washington Carver Museum.
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This event is FREE and open to the public (no SXSW pass needed)
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For more info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat KILL BILL / 3.7.19

Bmore ready!!!  Join us this Thurs. March 7th, in Baltimore, where we’ll be conducting CAN KICK IT?, feat Quentin Taratino’s classic Kill Bill, at The Creative Alliance, a multidisciplinary arts organization in Baltimore.

Doors open at 7:30 PM and for ticketing and additional info click here. 

We Hope You’re Ready….

We hope you’re ready….

For this month’s edition of CAN I KICK IT? we’re bringing you Quentin Taratino’s ‘90’s classic Tai Chi Master starring Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh, at Songbyrd, from 6-10 PM, No Cover.  To RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? in Baltimore / 3.7.19

With the success of CAN I KICK IT? (most notably our event at The Kennedy Center) we’ve been placed in the fortunate position to be able to expand that engagement into more cities, and with that being said we’re pleased to announce that on Thurs. March 7th we’ll be conducting CAN KICK IT?, feat Quentin Taratino’s classic Kill Bill, at The Creative Alliance, a multidisciplinary arts organization in Baltimore.

For ticketing and additional info click here.