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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.

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”

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.

CAN I KICK IT? at Made in Hong Kong Film Festival / Recap

Our summer continues to shine and its been an absolute blessing for SHAOLIN JAZZ to have been granted these opportunities.

Our CAN I KICK IT? screening at the Freer/Sackler Gallery’s (The Smithsonian) Made in Hong Kong Film Festival was, from start to finish, nothing short of a good time.  2-Tone not only rocked the opening reception (which included live Martial Arts demonstrations, curated food and cocktails) but, immediately after the reception he proceeded downstairs to setup for and rock our screening, to a maximum capacity crowd, of the Shaw Bros’ 80’s classic Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu.

This event represented a couple of firsts for us, in that not only was this our first time conducting CAN I KICK IT? in a film festival, but that this was our first time (and hopefully not our last) rocking for a standing room only crowd.

Thanks to Tom and his team at the Freer/Sackler for once again bringing us back for another event, props to everyone who helped spread the word, special shouts to Ja’Mon for helping to hold down the merch table as well as shooting, and thanks to everyone who attended.  Your support is very much appreciated.

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The 37th Chamber Mixtape

Check out our “The 37th Chamber Mixtape” design which you can fit a curated selection of apparel and home-goods by click here.

Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Golden Child / Recap

Our last Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? screening featuring The Golden Child, despite it being cut short due to rain, was more than memorable.  The story starts with this event being (or supposed to at least) a make-up for our screening of the same movie, which also got rained out on its original date!

Add to that that it rained earlier on Tues which begged the questioned, would we still be able to do it?  We received a wave of inquiries via social media and email asking if we’d still be conducting the screening, especially with it being our last and The Golden Child being a favorite for a lot of people.  Lo and behold, we ended up getting the green light from the DowntownDC BID and to our excitement we were greeted by over 200 eager attendees.

And in our effort to not disappoint, 2-Tone spun one of his best sets, DowntownDC BID surprised guests with free ice-cream, and everyone got a sample of the high impact Jiu Jitsu (martial arts) demonstration from Darcio Lira Jiu Jitsu.  Thanks to our Jay Coleman for setting that up!

Thanks again to the DowntownDC BID for bringing us back for another run, props to Darcio Lira Jiu Jitsu for the demo, shouts to our cadre of media partners who helped spread the word about this year’s festivities, and special thanks to everyone who attended.  We certainly hoped you enjoyed the events as much as we enjoyed giving them and we look forward to seeing everyone as we’re back home at Songbyrd DC for our monthly CAN I KICK IT? events.  That being said, catch us there Tues. July 24th for the screening of Under Siege.

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Made In Hong Kong Film Festival

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be conducting CAN I KICK IT? on Friday Aug 3rd Freer Sackler Gallery as apart of their 23rd Annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival.
For the evening we’ll be screening the 80’s classic Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu.
For more info: https://s.si.edu/2Lz0uK8 / #shaolinjazz #canikickitdc #mytuesisbetterthanyours

Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? / feat Bloodsport / Recap

Our screening of Bloodsport insisted that you not overlook it – complete with an amazing DJ set by P.U.D.G.E Mental and an eye opening martial arts demonstration by Terence Nicholson, who conducted both a hand-form and weapons-form.

We essentially had the perfect trio: a thorough DJ set, which got the crowd open for a masterful martial arts demonstration, capped off by our CAN I KICK IT? version of Bloodsport.

See everyone next Tues July 17 for the final film of our outdoor series feat The Golden Child.  After that, we’re back at Songbyrd on Tues Aug 24 for Under Siege starring Steven Seagal.

Thank you to everyone who attended and thanks to our media partners for spreading the word.

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