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“CAN I KICK IT? – Basic Red”

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Check out our latest design “CAN I KICK IT? – Basic Red,” a design inspired by our CAN I KICK IT? monthly screening event (fusing classic martial arts movies with live music).  To customize and purchase click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / 12.27 / feat The Chinese Connection starring Bruce Lee

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Its the last CAN I KICK IT? of 2016 so we have to go big with the legend Bruce Lee and we’re screening one of his most action-packed films – The Chinese Connection.   And to add to the experience we’ll also be featuring local lifestyle brand The Lost Queens who’ll be doing a pop-up in Songbyrd’s record cafe.  For more details and to RSVP click here.

CHAMBERS – Wu-Tang Inspired Art Show / Closing Reception

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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.

To RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / 10.25 / Screening The Raid Redemption

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Can not wait for this one!  The Raid is one of the only and illest martial arts trilogies, period and one of 2-Tone’s favorite flicks so he’s GOING IN!  And if to top off, The Double Down Kings will be hosting the Pop-Up Shop.  Come thru next Tues to Song Byrd and be prepared.  For more info and to RSVP click here.

Ester Rada

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Ester Rada is an Israeli singer with Ethiopian cultural roots. From Nina Simone, to Erykah Badu  and Jill Scott, Rada’s musical influences allow her to combine the sounds of funk, soul, and R&B to create Ethio-Soul.  Check out her single “Out” here

SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel / The Unisex Tee

SHAOLIN JAZZ T-shirts come available in over 15 unique Jazz and Hip Hop-inspired designs, and different colors and sizes.  Click here and cop one today.

Blow One For Clarence – Album Covers

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I really enjoyed designing the album covers for “Blow One For Clarence” and wanted to share all three versions, as 2-Tone and I discussed at length which one to use.  To check out all three versions click Read the rest of this entry

SHAOLIN JAZZ Tribute Series presents “Blow One for Clarence”

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“Blow One for Clarence” is the newest project in our SHAOLIN JAZZ Tribute Series and with this release we’re paying tribute to Clarence Reid aka “Blowfly.”  Reid, an accomplished musician, producer, and writer created material for and was sampled by notable acts from KC and the Sunshine Band to DMX, and his uninhibited alter ego “Blowfly” served as an influencer to a range of famed hip-hop artists, such as Snoop Dogg and Ol’ Dirty Bastard.  Check out “Blow One for Clarence” by clicking here.

CAN I KICK IT? / 2.23.16 / Screening “The Mystery of Chess Boxing”

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Please join us for the next edition of CAN I KICK IT?, Tues. Feb. 23rd at Song Byrd,as we screen the classic martial arts flick sampled by Wu-Tang Clan – “The Mystery of Chess Boxing.”  For more info and to RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / IP MAN / Recap Photos

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Despite the snow, nothing but good times at our first CAN I KICK IT? of 2016.  Salute to all of those that trooped through the snow, Song Byrd for hosting, and everyone that helped to spread the word including our new media partners A Creative DC and Stereo Champions.  To check out the full recap click here.