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SHAOLIN JAZZ – “Influences 2.0”

Check out our “Influences 2.0” design which takes stylistic cues from pop art and graffiti and fuses them with SHAOLIN JAZZ’s more specific cultural influences of hip-hop, jazz, and martial arts.

To customize this design on a range of apparel and or home goods click here.

Sweet Nancy from Shaolin / Media-Only Recap

A few months ago we decided to conduct a media-only listening session for our Sweet Nancy from Shaolin album, with goals of creating a platform for 2-Tone to wax-poetic about the making of the project while at the same time giving attendees a true (hip-hop) heads experience.

We brought in notable music journalist Marcus K Dowling (Complex, Pitchfork, VICE) who expertly led the conversation between he and 2-Tone allowing 2-Tone to delve deep into the stories and various nuances of the making of specific tracks which culminated into the making of our best SHAOLIN JAZZ album to date.

Thanks to Marcus K Dowling for setting the conversation and tone, props to Chuck Levin’s for allowing us to use their studio for the session – the sound design helped to punctuate the experience, much appreciated to Calabash Tea & Tonic, Stella’s PopKern, Bjorn’s Bakes, Hero Heads Clothing, and Red Bull for providing beverages, bites, and apparel to fuel the vibe, and, of course, big shouts to everyone who attended.

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“Sweet Nancy from Shaolin”

Check out our “Sweet Nancy from Shaolin” design which is inspired by our album of the same name where we fused the vocals and instrumentals from jazz great Nancy Wilson with the acappellas from the legendary hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan.

You can fit a curated selection of apparel and home-goods by clicking here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Born Invincible / 8.28.18

This month join us on Tues August 28th at Songbyrd, for our next CAN I KICK IT? as we screen a the martial arts cult classic Born Invincible starring Carter Wong.  And you can now enjoy CAN I KICK IT? in all three rooms (upstairs and downstairs) of Songbyrd.

To RSVP/more info click here.

#tuesdays – white

Because CAN I KICK IT? takes place on the 4th #tuesday of every month.  To customize this design in a range of apparel and home-goods click here.

Sweet Nancy – White

Customize our “Sweet Nancy – White” design, inspired by our Sweet Nancy from Shaolin album, to fit a curated selection of apparel and home-goods.  To check out our full range of options click here.

#tuesdays – Black

Because CAN I KICK IT? takes place on the 4th #tuesday of every month.  To customize this design in a range of apparel and home-goods click here.

Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? / feat Rumble in the Bronx / Recap

We strive to bring you truly unique experiences, with our SHAOLIN JAZZ engagements, and with this year’s Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? outdoor series we’ve not only expanded the number and styles of DJs to open before select movies, but we also wanted to curate a range of martial arts demonstrations featuring a range of styles.  And at this past Tuesday’s CAN I KICK IT? we were proud to feature, to even bigger crowd of attendees, the the International Capoeira Angola Foundation.

Thank you to everyone who attended, as well as those who spread the word, and we hope to see you next Tues June 19 as we bring you Eddie Murphy’s iconic martial arts – comedy, The Golden Child.

DJ P.U.D.G.E open things up at 7:30 PM, along with games and activities provided by DPR with the movie starting around 8:45 PM.

For more info/RSVP click here.

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Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? feat The Golden Child / 6.19.18

This Tues June 19th join SHAOLIN JAZZ and the DowntownDC BID for the third film in our Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? outdoors series, the martial arts/comedy The Golden Child, starring the iconic Eddie Murphy.

DJ P.U.D.G.E will get the party started at 7:30 PM, along with games and activities provided by DPR with the moving starting around 8:45 PM.  For more info/RSVP click here.