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.
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.
For our last CAN I KICK IT? of 2018 and to follow up our sold out Kennedy Center event, we had to bring the heat and what better way to do so than with The Big Boss starring the incomparable Bruce Lee, which was his first US movie.
We’ve got some great surprises lined up for our 2019 season including an amazing lineup of cult and contemporary classic martial arts films. Thanks to everyone who’s attended any of our CAN I KICK IT? events, including our Kennedy Center show, shouts to everyone who’s helped and spread the word, and props to Songbyrd for hosting. Your platform is much appreciated.
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Our CAN I KICK IT? event at The Kennedy Center is, hands down, one of our biggest events to date. The outdoors series at Freedom Plaza that we’ve done with the Downtown DC BID also shares that space. And as cliche as it sounds, its hard to put into words the feeling that we got and how amazing the experience was the day of when 2-Tone dropped the needle and the movie started.
Let me be clear, there was an enormous amount of work that went into every component of the production: the design of the promo materials and the actual promotion of them/the event, the stage design and the careful selection and placement of all of the items, the countless hours (even months) 2-Tone spent curating just the right music for just the right scene. There was a lot to consider and it all led to a remarkable experience that no one, who attended, will ever forget and it also led to us selling out The Kennedy Center’s 450+ seat Terrace Theater.
This experience has been an eye-opener on so many levels including understanding that part of what we’re doing furthers the culture that we love: Hip-Hop. And to think – SHAOLIN JAZZ started in 2011 as an idea for just a mixtape and has grown into something that has graced the halls of a venue as prestigious as The Kennedy Center. But don’t get it twisted, there’s so much more work to be done.
Thank you to Simone Eccleston for giving us a shot and props to her production team for all of their efforts. Thanks to Maishah and Ja’Mon for going above and beyond with our merch table and for providing a warm welcome to all of our attendees. Props to RBI and Roddy (and Choppy), along with 2-Tone, for blessing the show with that dope DJ frenzy. Salute to the radio shows who let 2-Tone and I on and to everyone who helped to spread the word, left a positive comment, etc…regardless if you did or didn’t attend. And of course thank you to everyone who attended (including friends and family) and helped sell-out the show. Your support is more than appreciated.
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We had a good time shooting this impromptu video two weeks ago at Coney Island. The wind and traffic on the boardwalk were no joke, but it was worth it.
For tickets to our CAN I KICK IT? event at The Kennedy Center click here.
Join us on Halloween for a special edition of CAN I KICK IT? where we’ll be screening “A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors,” 10.31.18, at Songbyrd DC, 8-10 PM, Free. For more info/RSVP click here.
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.
CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Warriors / Saturday December 8th, 2018 / The Kennedy Center / For tickets/info click here.