For our next CAN I KICK IT? we’re bringing you one of martial arts’ most storied techniques with the classic Shaolin Mantis (Deadly Mantis) / 4.23.19 / at Songbyrd / 6-10 pm / No Cover / To RSVP click here.
For our last CAN I KICK IT? of 2018 and to follow up our sold out Kennedy Center event, we had to bring the heat and what better way to do so than with The Big Boss starring the incomparable Bruce Lee, which was his first US movie.
We’ve got some great surprises lined up for our 2019 season including an amazing lineup of cult and contemporary classic martial arts films. Thanks to everyone who’s attended any of our CAN I KICK IT? events, including our Kennedy Center show, shouts to everyone who’s helped and spread the word, and props to Songbyrd for hosting. Your platform is much appreciated.
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Fresh off of our final outdoor screening at Freedom Plaza, we’re back at our monthly residency at Songbyrd (in Adams Morgan) with a screening of the 90’s contemporary cult classic – Under Siege starring Steven Seagal.
DJ 2-Tone sets the vibe at 6 PM with the screening starting at 7 PM. Be sure to check Songbyrd’s menu for its range of drink and food specials with a vendor in the Pop-up Shop TBA.
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Last Friday we had the pleasure of conducting SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE at intimate invite-only affair at NYU’s DC campus. Props to Brian for bringing us back as well as capturing some dope shots and for the full recap click Read the rest of this entry
We’re pleased to announce that the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum has asked us to conduct SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE as apart of their Jazz Appreciation Month celebration. Join us on Saturday April 28th, 2 PM – 4 PM, and its free. For more info/RSVP click here.
Join us, on Tues Mar. 20th at Songbyrd, for our next CAN I KICK IT? as we screen a true contemporary cult classic: 13 Assassins. And if you pay attention to the movie poster we’ll be expanding our presence in Songbyrd, which our longtime attendees will enjoy. To RSVP and or more info click here.
While Hip-Hop has a long history of multi-talented artists – producers who rap, rappers who sing – few can claim a track record that includes heading a creative label, producing for Chris Brown, dancing on Justin Bieber’s world tour, as well as being a decorated martial artist, winning the 2001 US Open open forms competition. Ru AREYOU is a Sacramento raised, Los Angeles based jack of all trades who’s honed his skills across these mediums for close to a decade & is seeing his audience grow tremendously over the past year.
SHAOLIN JAZZ (interview by Myk Blauuw) got a chance to speak with Ru AREYOU about his background, tour life, and what drives him creatively.
SJ: For the folks that don’t know you, can you give a little background on yourself? Who is Ru AREYOU?
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Main Source (Large Professor, Neek the Exotic, Joe Fatale), the revered rap group who introduced the world to Nas, blessed DC last Thurs with their classic show (at Songbyrd) performing hits, freestyles, in addition to treating our ears to new music as well as playing unreleased joints from the legendary Pete Rock. Word.
And if that wasn’t enough, the show openers included North Carolina’s Raw Wattage, DC’s own J Scienide (peep that Ninja Vuitton and shouts to Kev Brown who performed with J) who was introduced by the iconic Bobbito Garcia. But wait, legendary mixtape DJ DJ Doo Wop was also in attendance, and DJ 2-Tone Jones served as the resident DJ for everyone who performed.
No fakes. No imitations. Just straight classic raw. And shouts to SHAOLens for the snaps.
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