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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Recap

As our first CAN I KICK IT?, featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, outside of the U.S. – Vancouver definitely “got it” and the good-times ensued.  The location, which was an historic outdoor plaza called Van Art Gallery North Plaza, felt like home with it being similar to Freedom Plaza (back in D.C.), with its smooth stone surfaces, ledges, and steps, which was also home to the city’s skateboarders.  Insert some great food trucks and popcorn and we were ready to go!

In addition to the movie, scores of attendees, both young and old, enjoyed our makers-station where you could create your piece of art using a stencil (turntable, ninja, boom-box, or Bruce Lee) and spray paint.  We love employing the makers-station whenever possible so people can participate in the event and have a meaningful and tangible memory of our experience.

And what’s a CAN I KICK IT? event without live demos, so the DVBIA brought in Shape Shifter Studio who not only conducted BBoy workshops, which got the crowd dancing, but also excited the audience with amazing BBoy exhibitions.  We, in-turn, reached out to Lions MMA who sent two of their most celebrated members Kia and Sean who rocked attendees with a spirited power-driven demo.

Thank you to the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association for bringing us out, props to both Shape Shifter Studio and Lions MMA for conducting the workshops and exhibitions, and salute to everyone who attended, especially those who’ve been longtime SHAOLIN JAZZ supporters.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Last Dragon / 8.14.19

We hope that you can join us this Weds. Aug. 14th for our final CAN I KICK IT? of Hudson River Parks’ Hudson RiverFlicks outdoor series where we’re pleased to feature the 80’s classic The Last Dragon starring Taimak and Vanity.

P.U.D.G.E will get things started with a DJ set starting at 7 PM and the movie will start around 8:30 PM.

For more info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron / 3.26.19

On Tues. Mar. 26 we’re back home at Songbyrd for our next edition of CAN I KICK IT? feat Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron.  We go from 6 – 10 pm and there’s no cover.

That night we’ll also have new SHAOLIN JAZZ merch available so stay tuned!

For more info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat KILL BILL / Recap

Bmore came absolutely ready!  An in area ripe with art we couldn’t have felt more at home.

Our screening of KILL BILL at the Creative Alliance went better than expected, from start to finish, and despite the cold weather Baltimore showed up and showed out.

And in addition to a full crowd, we even saw some familiar faces from our DC massive.

Thanks and props to the staff at the Creative Alliance who helped make our production seamless, shouts to Ja’Mon for holding down the merch table, and thanks to everyone who attended.  We can’t wait to see you all in July!

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Last Dragon / at SXSW / 3.9.19

Fresh off of our screening at Creative Alliance, we’re off to Austin to conduct CAN I KICK IT? at SXSW!!!
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Join us this Saturday, March 9th for an Old School Edition of CAN I KICK IT? featuring a screening of the 80’s cult classic film “The Last Dragon” (starring Taimak and Vanity), immediately followed by a throwback party set by DJ Mark DiVita at The George Washington Carver Museum.
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This event is FREE and open to the public (no SXSW pass needed)
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For more info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Bloodfist starring Don “The Dragon” Wilson / 10.23.18

At our next CAN I KICK IT? we’ll be screening the ultimate cult classic martial arts film “Bloodfist” starring one of the most celebrated martial artists in the world Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Tues. Oct. 23rd, at Sonbyrd, 6 – 10 PM, and to RSVP/Info click here.

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.

SHAOLIN JAZZ (CAN I KICK IT?) at The Kennedy Center / 12.8.18

We’ve been holding onto this one for a minute, but we’re extremely excited to announce that 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 our CAN I KICK IT? engagement (on Saturday December 8th) and will be screening the 1979 cult classic The Warriors.

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