What better way to end the year than with one of the best and most iconic martial arts films – Enter the Dragon starring legendary martial arts icon Bruce Lee. Join us on Tues Dec. 26th (decompress after the holiday), @SongByrdDC. For more Info/RSVP click here.
Join us for this month’s CAN I KICK IT? as we screen the cult contemporary classic Ong Bak 2 starring muy Thai star Tony Jaa / Tues. Apr. 25th / @SongByrdDC / 6 – 10 pm / No Cover / Happy Hour Specials / Sounds by @DJ2ToneJones / For info click here.
Its 2017 so its only right that we start the new year with a banger, so join us for the first CAN I KICK IT? of 2017 on Tuesday January 24th at Songbyrd as we screen Police Story starring the legendary Jackie Chan. We’re also pleased to announce that this month’s pop-up shop will feature Dora Lee Designs. For more info and to RSVP click here.
Gearing up for my next DOCUMENT the Fresh exhibition in NYC and things are shaping up nicely. Props to the Bishop Gallery (Brooklyn) for once again hosting the show and this year’s lineup of photographers are nothing short of amazing.
This will be a good look – salute to the USGA and the United Students of African Decent Club (USAD) of the University of Maryland, Baltimore who have asked us to conduct our COLOR of SOUND art exhibition as apart of their arts and culture programming. If you’re new to COLOR of SOUND the exhibition features art both inspired by SHAOLIN JAZZ and hip-hiop, jazz, and martial arts. To see a video of a past exhibition click here.
The exhibition will take place Friday March 27th, 6pm-8pm, at SMC 621 W. Lombard St 2nd FL / Elm Room, music by DJ 2-Tone Jones, and complimentary Hor d’Oeurves, $4 donation with 100% of the proceeds going to the United Students of African Descent Club (USAD).
If you’re in the area or know someone that is, the event is open to the public and if you’re interested in exhibiting work check the link for the call-for-artists here.
DOCUMENT the Fresh – Photography Exhibition / Closing Reception / Tuesday October 29th / The Bishop (BKNYC)
Due to the overwhelmingly high positive response received from the opening reception as well as interest from the gallery and the photographers – doing a closing reception felt like a no-brainer.
In addition to the standard closing reception fare, there will also be a panel discussion (moderated by one of The Bishop’s owners – Stevenson Dunn) featuring the participating photographers who’ll discuss their backgrounds, processes, motivations, and other musings. Attendees will also be treated to complimentary Heineken (6-7pm). For more info click here.
COLOR of SOUND couldn’t have gone better. The scene: dope weather, top tier gallery, solid art lineup, wall-to-wall beautiful people, amazing video mixing by Tewodross, no shortage of well-mixed drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and of course sounds by 2-Tone and the recipe is complete.
2-Tone and I would like to thank Maori and her team (Karmalux) for the interest and opportunity to kick-off The BlackStar Film Festival – if you’re doing anything in Philly give them a shout; Tarana and Tim (Art Sanctuary) for hosting and the installation, Alexis (Madison Davenport), Cherisse (Fusicology), Rahsaan (Afrotaino Productions) and Stephanie (The Liberator Magazine) – promotional support, Chris Carr (Eat the Cake NYC) for shooting, Rob (vitaminwater) and Yaya (Red Bull) for beverages, and Chairman’s Reserve Rum.
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To be honest, I’m never sure what to expect when I develop anything creative and DOCUMENT the Fresh was no exception, especially considering the content and the intent of the exhibition.
The opening reception and panel discussion for DOCUMENT the Fresh really took me by surprise. Supreme turnout at the opening and the panel discussion turned out well too with a nice gathering of people who were very engaged with the photographers, their stories, their processes, and personalities.
Thanks to everyone that attended both events and shouts to Erwin, Stevenson, Ernest, and Jessica (Lamont Bishop Gallery) for agreeing to host the exhibition, Chris (Heineken), Keri-Ann (vitaminwater), Akil (Belvedere), Kat (Lil Soso Productions), Alexis (Madison Davenport), Cherisse, Brandon (Fusicology), Winston (Couch Sessions), Tewodross (Art 408 Visual Culture, M3: MCs, Mics and Metaphors), Roddy (Humble Monarch Media & Design), Sonya (UKS), and everyone that tweeted or dropped a Facebook post.
If you’re in the DC area or will be the exhibition will be up until Saturday November, 26th so make sure to stop by.
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