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CAN I KICK IT? / “The New Legend of Shaolin” / Recap

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The weather is finally starting to break and the turnout for our most recent CAN I KICK IT? certainly reflected that, along with a pretty expansive promotion and marketing effort.  There’s not too much that beats a 70 degree Spring evening in DC and “The New Legend of Shaolin” had attendees locked from the opening scene and Jet Lei’s kid co-star, 9 year-old Xie Mao (Tze Miu), provided a surprising boost with dynamic martial arts skills that rivaled his adult co-stars.

Props to everyone that attended; salute to Marvin for hosting, special shouts to our amazing bartender Alyssa, Madison Davenport PR, Som Records, and Palace 5ive , DSE Live – our media partners, and thanks to TC, Cherisse, and Duane for the promotional lift.  Thanks also to Lyft – our transportation sponsor.

Stay tuned for our next CAN I KICK IT? which will be Tuesday May 26th.  For more recap pics click Read the rest of this entry

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CAN I KICK IT? – Kung Fu Flics + Classic Hip-Hop

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Earlier this year I talked to 2-Tone about the idea of doing a SHAOLIN JAZZ event series in DC, as all of our lectures, events, etc. take place outside of the DMV (which is where we’re based), and the idea of screening Kung-Fu films and playing classic hip-hop came to mind.  Its a simple concept akin to all lovers of hip-hop and Kung-Fu flics (there’s always been this very organic connection between the two) – those week or weekend nights where everyone gathers at one friend’s crib to eat, watch, drink, listen, freestyle (not all in that order) and the idea of doing CAN I KICK IT? was birthed.

Join us for the launch of CAN I KICK IT? – a unique, monthly event series catered to lovers of Martial Arts flicks, the music inspired by the films, and everything else in between.  Starting Thursday June 26th (and taking place the 4th Tuesday of every month) @ Marvin, 6pm-9pm, CAN I KICK IT? will consist of two films being screened throughout the venue with attendees also enjoying a soundtrack of Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul and cinema soundbites mixed live by DJ 2-Tone JonesSHAOLIN JAZZ artwork and additional visuals on display as well.

To watch a video about CAN I KICK IT? click here and to see the visual language, designed by Late Night Genius, click Read the rest of this entry

CAN I KICK IT? – Kung Fu Flics + Classic Hip-Hop

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A few months back I talked to 2-Tone about the idea of doing a SHAOLIN JAZZ event series in DC, as all of our lectures, events, etc. take place outside of the DMV (which is where we’re based), and the idea of screening Kung-Fu flims and playing classic hip-hop came to mind.  Its a simple concept akin to all lovers of hip-hop and Kung-Fu flics – those week or weekend nights where everyone gathers at one friend’s crib to eat, watch, drink, listen, freestyle (not all in that order) and the idea of doing CAN I KICK IT? was birthed.

We’d been in search of a venue and Kat (Lil Soso Productions) approached me about doing a SHAOLIN JAZZ event to be apart of a series of events she was curating for a new DC spot called Cause and asked if we’d be down, so…

Join us for the launch of CAN I KICK IT? – a unique, monthly event series catered to lovers of Martial Arts flicks, the music inspired by the films, and everything else in between.  Starting Sunday December 8th (and taking place every 2nd Sunday thereafter) @ Cause, 5pm-9pm, CAN I KICK IT? will consist of two films being screened throughout the venue with attendees also enjoying a soundtrack of Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul and cinema soundbites mixed live by DJ 2-Tone JonesSHAOLIN JAZZ artwork and additional visuals on display as well.

To check out the film schedule and for additional visuals click Read the rest of this entry

Myths & Logic Of Shaolin Kung Fu

 

Two words – discipline and commitment.

Kung Fu Wildstyle: Fab 5 Freddy and MC Yan Fuse Martial Arts w/Graffiti

Really feeling this collaboration between Fab 5 Freddy and MC Yan:

KUNG FU WILDSTYLE is an exploration of pop culture through contemporary street art. Hip Hop’s original instigator FAB 5 FREDDY and Hong Kong’s Graffiti and Hip Hop pioneer, MC YAN examine the influence of Bruce Lee and Kung Fu on 1970’s New York City street culture and emerging Hip Hop scene, and how it comes full circle as Hip Hop influences a generation of Hong Kong street kids in the 1990’s

Each artist uses original Bruce Lee film imagery as a focal point, and will create five new pieces of art

They came together on OCTOBER 20th, 2012 in Hong Kong for a one-of-a-kind Pop Up Art Show – see the video above.

For more info about KUNG FU WILDSTYLE click here.

Source: Hypebeast