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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Recap

DJ 2-Tone Jones and I would like to sincerely thank all of those who attended yesterday kicking off the inaugural DC Summer Flicks series via our CAN I KICK IT? engagement. I’m biased, of course, but its fresh to see something different happening in the city.  For the full recap click Read the rest of this entry

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SHAOLIN JAZZ / Recap / West Virginia State University

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Our two days of programming at West Virginia State University (an HBCU and our first college/university engagement of 2017) turned out to be one of our best experiences at a college or university, to date.  The town has crazy hidden cultural gems and the school has this chill familial vibe.

For all recap pics and to learn more click here Read the rest of this entry

“CAN I KICK IT? – Basic Red”

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Check out our latest design “CAN I KICK IT? – Basic Red,” a design inspired by our CAN I KICK IT? monthly screening event (fusing classic martial arts movies with live music).  To customize and purchase click here.

SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE – The Ethiopian Edition / Sound of the City

bbking25Meet Sound of the City – a highly notable DC area band, who will be performing throughout our live performance on Saturday.

Sound of the City Band is an all-star group, bringing together multi-talented producers, musicians, and artists. Sound of the City, lead by Biscuit Bynum (drummer) and Precious Joubert (leadbbking49 vocalist), has provided instrumental backing for many local, nation, and international artists.

S.O.T.C. has been called the primary sound behind DC’s underground music scene, along with being the most requested band on the east coast. These musicians have performed on tour with Raheem Devaughn [The Jill Scott Real Thing Tour 2008], and have performed in almost every major venue in the DC area including Constitution Hall, The Lincoln Theatre, The 9:30 Club, The Black Cat, The Birchmere, and the Merriweather Post Pavillion.

Sound of the City has played for and shared the stage with many major artists such as Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius, Chrisette Michelle, Keyshia Cole, Algebra Lessett, Joe, Raheem Devaughn, Glenn Lewis, Chuck Brown, Floetry, Biz Markie, Ledisi, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, Wu Tang, and many more….

To learn more about Sound of the City click here.

SHAOLIN JAZZ in The Washington Post

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2-Tone and I made the Washington Post regarding our trip to Ethiopia and our accompanying show on Saturday. Shouts to Chris from the Post on the coverage and Christoph Carr on the photo.  To read the piece click here.

SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE / The Ethiopia Edition / 6.4.16

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Our SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia programming is far from over.  Join us on Saturday June 4th, at Tropicalia in DC, as we conduct a special edition of SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE where we fuse our influences from our trip to Addis Ababa with our live performance.   For tickets and more info click here.

nomads + tribes / A Counter Culture New Year’s Eve Event

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Really looking forward to this event (produced by Risikat Okedeyi – who I’ve had the pleasure of working with on a range of her events), as I’m assisting with the creative marketing.  Its called nomads + tribes and is a counter-culture New Year’s Eve event, meaning you’ll be treated to WAY more than your typical New Year’s song-and-dance.  Check out the event details clicking here

 

nomads + tribes / Visual Bios

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Haven’t posted my design work in a MIN, but I’m pretty proud of this package I’ve been producing.  Above is part of a content design and marketing package I’ve been developing for Lil So So Production’s (LSP) Nomads and Tribes New Year’s 2015 New Year’s event that’s taking place at a venue in Washington, DC called Song Byrd.  Please note that LSP designed the n + t logo.  For info about the event click here and to review the additional visual bios of the amazing DJs and performers click Read the rest of this entry

CAN I KICK IT? / “BIG TROUBLE in LITTLE CHINA” / Recap

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Despite the rain, this edition of CAN I KICK IT? was one of our biggest, yet.  We actually had to post-pone last month’s installment to due to severe heat and then the storming that followed.  And since we received a great deal of interest regarding the movie (Big Trouble in Little China), in addition to 2-Tone and I being fans as well, we decided to screen it for our July event.

Props to everyone that attended, the staff at Marvin for holding us down, Alexis, TC, and Cherisse for our PR/marketing support, and huge salute to Sherry, Frankie and their Soul and Ink team for conducting their live screen printing experience.  Stay tuned, as we’ll definitely have them back for other screenings.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the end of Aug for our next screening and for more recap pics Read the rest of this entry

DOCUMENT the Fresh / Interviews: Phil V

pic1Who or what first got you interested in photography?
I’ve always been into creating visuals.  I’ve been teaching myself photoshop since 12 years old.  At about 20 years old, my close friend purchased a digital camera.  I borrowed his camera whenever I wanted to shoot something but soon after, his mother felt I was borrowing it too much so I barley asked for it, which was a blessing in disguise.  That’s when I had to purchase my own camera, it was a Polaroid.

Early on what were some of the first things that you began to document?
I’m a people person.  Generally, healthy and organic interactions make it easier to coexist amongst others.  My subjects are made up of creative individuals, all of whom are chasing a dream to create a better reality for themselves.  Via photography, I’m simply assisting them on their journey but subconsciously building a body of work of my own.  For the entire read click Read the rest of this entry