Our second CAN I KICK IT? screening in NYC proved to be just as special as our first (the week prior) despite the unfortunate blackout that occurred in Midtown Manhattan, which eliminated power from nearby buildings, trains, even Times Square.
We’re fortunate and happy to provide our unique experience for those who made it and we’re hopeful that those who were en-route (as well as those who attended) made it home safely.
Despite the power-loss a good time was definitely had as we blessed the crowd with Tai Chi Master (starring Jet Li) – the surprise film for the New York Asian Film Festival’s “Secret Screening” event, which closed out the festival’s programming.
Thank you to the NYAFF for bringing us out and we appreciated all of your hospitality and thank you to everyone who attended and helped to spread the word. To check out the full recap click Read the rest of this entry
We’ve been moving around quite a bit, and we’re far from over, but its good to be back home, so please join us this Tues, July 23, as we return to Songbyrd for our next CAN I KICK IT? featuring John Wick starring Keanu Reeves.
We get things started at 6-10 PM and as usual – No Cover, Drink and Food Specials, and we’re at Songbyrd 2477 18th St NW (Adams Morgan).
For more info/RSVP click here.
We couldn’t imagine a better way to start the “official” beginning of summer than to conduct CAN I KICK IT? at The National Gallery of Art – East Building (their contemporary wing), which also, and more importantly, helped to them kick-off their new “Japanese Animals” art exhibition. The collection is an historic exhibition of 17 centuries of animals in Japanese art that rarely leave Japan.
We certainly hope people enjoyed how we do storytelling via our curation of music to the newly minted anime Batman Ninja, we encourage you to check out this incredible exhibition, and we look forward to the day rocking the amazing space that is the NGA.
Thanks again to the NGA for bringing us and thank you to everyone who attended.
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We hope you can join us this Sat June 22nd for a special edition of CAN I KICK IT? at The National Gallery of Art (East Building) featuring an exciting installment to the legend of Batman: Batman Ninja.
This edition of CAN I KICK IT? coincides with the opening of the NGA’s newest installation “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art.” And in Batman Ninja, Batman, along with his allies and adversaries, finds himself transported from modern Gotham City to feudal Japan.
The event is free, all ages, and the film will start promptly at 7:15 PM and the museum will stay open until 9 PM to accommodate our event.
See you there!
One of our goals with our first screening, last Tues, was to set a tone and a vibe for this year’s series and certainly give anyone new to CAN I KICK IT? an understanding of how we watch, which is different from the norm. We, essentially, want to give people a wholly new movie-going experience and we hope that its an experience that they feel is theirs, regardless if they’ve seen the movie or not, but to also enjoy sharing that experience with others via social media or inviting/bringing friends and family.
We hope we’re able to establish all of the above with our screening of Black Panther.
Thank you to our partner DowntownDC BID, all of our sponsors and media partners, and thank you, most importantly, to everyone who’s been attending and spreading the word. This is an experience for everyone.
We hope to see everyone next Tues June 18th for Deadpool. Please keep in mind this is an “R” rated film that contains strong language and content and is suggested for mature audiences only.
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Jack Inslee of Full Service Radio got a chance to interview SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founders Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones who discuss the origins of the company and what they’ve got lined up.
For the listen click here.
In case you missed the first drop we’re pleased to present to you our “Legendary Weapons” design, which is influenced by iconic martial arts weapons such as the Butterfly Sword, Guandao, and Tiger Hook Spear.
The design also ties into the foundation of SHAOLIN JAZZ which is to highlight the parallels between, hip-hop, jazz, and martial arts.
To customize and curate click here.