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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Fist of The North Star / 11.26.19

Join us, Tues Nov 26th at Songbyrd, for our annual anime CAN I KICK IT? film, where this year we’re featuring the late 80’s classic Fist of The North Star.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world that has been destroyed by a nuclear war, the story centers on a warrior named Kenshiro, the successor of a deadly martial art known as Hokuto Shinken, which gives him the ability to kill most adversaries from within through the use of the human body’s secret vital points.

DJ 2-Tone gets things started at 6:30 PM and the movie starts around 7:30.  For more info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Enter The Dragon / 11.21.19

CAN I KICK IT? returns, next Thurs. Nov. 21st, to Creative Alliance (Baltimore) for another exciting night of Hip Hop, Martial Arts, Rare Grooves and more as we screen Bruce Lee’s legendary film Enter The Dragon.

We start the movie at 7 PM, tickets are $12 for general admission and $9 for members (+$3 at the door).

For more info and tickets click here.

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 BLADE / 9.14.19

Our good friends at The Kennedy Center have tapped us to be apart of the launch festival for their new state-of-the-art REACH Center – a new venue designed to help artists bring their creative pursuits to life.

And for this edition of CAN I KICK IT? we’ll be featuring the 90’s classic BLADE starring Wesley Snipes.

Unfortunately tickets for our night are sold-ou, but they do have them available for the range of additional events that they’ll be conducting starting on this Sat Sept 7th.

For info click here.

“The Future (part 1)”

Introducing our newest design – “The Future (part 1)” which is influenced by tomorrow and of what the future’s fonts might be fused with those of today, which ties back into our music projects where we’ve cleverly blended jazz classics with Wu-Tang acappellas.

“The Future (part 1)” is the latest in our two-part offerings where SHAOLIN JAZZ is used as iconography and or the backbone of the art.

To customize on a range of apparel and other goods click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Big Trouble in Little China / Recap

This summer has provided a lot of firsts for SHAOLIN JAZZ and our recent CAN I KICK IT? in Milwaukee is another welcome first to that list.

We were happy to be invited to be apart of the Marcus Center’s hugely popular “Peck Flicks” series which was located outdoors at their Peck Pavilion – an outdoor amphitheater.  And while Milwaukee has a pretty relaxed vibe, the attendees at our event were anything but, bringing a huge boost of energy from the opening scene with Egg-Chen.

Thank you to the Marcus Center for bringing us out, thanks to everyone who helped spread the word, and huge thanks to everyone who attended.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat PREDATOR / 9.1.19

If you’ve been to one our CAN I KICK IT? screenings then you’ve got a very good idea of how we plan to reshape the O.G. version of the late 80’s sci-fi/action classic PREDATOR starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Jesse “The Body” Ventura.

Join us this Sunday Sept 1st at Creative Alliance.  The movie starts at 7:30 PM.

For more info and tickets click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Last Dragon / Recap

Our final CAN I KICK IT?, of the Hudson River Parks’ Hudson RiverFlicks outdoor screening series, couldn’t have been more hip-hop (from its early beginnings), an exercise in resourcefulness, or DIY.

The passing weather made it impossible for us to conduct the screening at the designated location, so the team at Hudson River Parks had a plan B: take an empty hanger/warehouse space that they never activate that had only 1 working light, bring in a generator for power, use one of the exposed bring walls for a screen, open up the garage doors, and bring chairs and the A/V equipment.  The result was a uniquely memorable experience that was intensified by a raw space in New York.  Classic.

The only downside were the people who could not make it due to our quick location change as well as those who were unfortunately turned away, as we reached our 200 max capacity very early.

We’ve had an incredibly fun run with the two CAN I KICK IT? screenings that we were fortunate to conduct as apart of Hudson River Parks’ series and we’re hopeful to come back next year.

Thanks again to Hudson River Parks for bringing us, props to everyone who helped, salute to everyone who spread the word, and thank you to everyone who attended.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Big Trouble in Little China / 8.23.19

Big Trouble in Little China is one of our most requested films and if you’re in the Milwaukee area we’d like to invite to our next CAN I KICK IT? screening featuring that classic as apart of the Marcus Center’s Peck Flicks series.

The screening will take place next Fri Aug 23rd at the Peck Pavilion, the movie starts around 7:15 PM, and its a free event.

For additional info click here.