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And the winner is….Akira

We had strong final four, but we’re happy to announce that the winner of our CAN I KICK IT? ‘Fan Pick Edition’ is Akira.  See you Tues Sept 25th at Songbyrd and for more info click here.

CAN I KICK IT / Art All Night (North Capitol St NW) / 9.29.18

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been asked to be apart of this year’s Art All Night programming and will be conducting a special edition of CAN I KICK IT?, screening The Matrix, on Saturday September 29th at Art All Night’s North Capitol location, specifically 1600 North Capitol Street NW (the corner of North Cap and Florida Ave).

We’ll be outdoors for this one, so plan accordingly (lawn chairs are recommended due to the lot being rocky) with the screening starting around 8:45 PM.  In addition to the movie, explore local artists and vendors at the #NorthCapontheMap Arts Market. Support shopping small and walk amongst one of a kind artists and makers.

For more info click here.

SHAOLIN JAZZ – “Influences 2.0”

Check out our “Influences 2.0” design which takes stylistic cues from pop art and graffiti and fuses them with SHAOLIN JAZZ’s more specific cultural influences of hip-hop, jazz, and martial arts.

To customize this design on a range of apparel and or home goods click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / Art All Night / 9.29.18

Site visit last Thursday with @northcapitoldc for a special edition of CAN I KICK IT? as apart of @artallnightmadeindc to be held on 9.29.18.  The corner of North Cap and Florida Ave NW will never be the same.

More info soon / http://www.shaolinjazz.com

CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Warriors / 12.8.18 / at The Kennedy Center

SHAOLIN JAZZ was recently selected to be apart of the Kennedy Center’s 2018-2019 Hip-Hop Culture Season, where we’ll be conducting a special edition of CAN I KICK IT?, on Saturday December 8th, featuring the 1979 cult classic The Warriors, an influential film in Hip Hop culture

We’ve got more details to follow, but for tickets and additional info click here.

Sweet Nancy from Shaolin / Media-Only Recap

A few months ago we decided to conduct a media-only listening session for our Sweet Nancy from Shaolin album, with goals of creating a platform for 2-Tone to wax-poetic about the making of the project while at the same time giving attendees a true (hip-hop) heads experience.

We brought in notable music journalist Marcus K Dowling (Complex, Pitchfork, VICE) who expertly led the conversation between he and 2-Tone allowing 2-Tone to delve deep into the stories and various nuances of the making of specific tracks which culminated into the making of our best SHAOLIN JAZZ album to date.

Thanks to Marcus K Dowling for setting the conversation and tone, props to Chuck Levin’s for allowing us to use their studio for the session – the sound design helped to punctuate the experience, much appreciated to Calabash Tea & Tonic, Stella’s PopKern, Bjorn’s Bakes, Hero Heads Clothing, and Red Bull for providing beverages, bites, and apparel to fuel the vibe, and, of course, big shouts to everyone who attended.

To check out the full recap click:

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“Sweet Nancy from Shaolin”

Check out our “Sweet Nancy from Shaolin” design which is inspired by our album of the same name where we fused the vocals and instrumentals from jazz great Nancy Wilson with the acappellas from the legendary hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan.

You can fit a curated selection of apparel and home-goods by clicking here.

Speaker Boxing

Check out our “Speaker Boxing” design which you can fit a curated selection of apparel and home-goods by clicking here.