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The Double Down Kings

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At this month’s Pop-Up Shop we’re pleased to announce that we’ll feature The Double Down Kings, a crew of graffiti writers, musicians and creative artists established in Hyattsville, MD in 1994.  Over the past two decades, the crew has grown from its graffiti roots and has expanded to more than 300 members, influencing many areas of urban culture and expression, including visual art, design, photography, music, dance, tattoo, publishing, martial arts, education, film and fashion.

 To learn more about them and to check out their work click here.

Plot the Industry – Cross Cultural Panel

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Join us, this Thursday in Baltimore at the Hotel RL, as we sit on/host the first panel discussion for Cross Cultural Collaborations (Plot The Industry) – a panel that will focus on overseas artist in residency opportunities.  To learn more/RSVP click here.

COLOR of SOUND / University of Maryland, Baltimore / Recap

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Our COLOR of SOUND Art Exhibition at the University of Maryland, Baltimore turned out to be one of our strongest presentations to date.  All of the works set on easels creating more than ample spacing which allowed attendees to freely engage the works – front to back.

Thanks to the United Students of African Descent and the university’s USGA for bringing us, all of the attendees, Madison Davenport PR, and the participating artists: Cee Love, Zsudayka Nzinga, VonDell Green, Brody Rose, Candace Fong, and Aniekan Udofia.

For the full recap click Read the rest of this entry

COLOR of SOUND / 3.27 / University of Maryland, Baltimore

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This will be a good look – salute to the USGA and the United Students of African Decent Club (USAD) of the University of Maryland, Baltimore who have asked us to conduct our COLOR of SOUND art exhibition as apart of their arts and culture programming.  If you’re new to COLOR of SOUND the exhibition features art both inspired by SHAOLIN JAZZ and hip-hiop, jazz, and martial arts.  To see a video of a past exhibition click here.

The exhibition will take place Friday March 27th, 6pm-8pm, at SMC 621 W. Lombard St 2nd FL / Elm Room, music by DJ 2-Tone Jones, and complimentary Hor d’Oeurves, $4 donation with 100% of the proceeds going to the United Students of African Descent Club (USAD).

If you’re in the area or know someone that is, the event is open to the public and if you’re interested in exhibiting work check the link for the call-for-artists here.

SHAOLIN JAZZ at Morgan State University

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Come and join us for our first lecture of 2015!  On Tuesday February 3rd we’ll be conducting our Multimedia Presentation at Morgan State University, courtesy of Dr. Jared Ball, where we’ll be discussing the parallels and similarities between Jazz culture and Hip-Hop culture.  For additional info visit www.shaolinjaz.com.