Join us, Tues Jan 28th, for our 1st CAN I KICK IT? of 2020 back home in DC at Songbyrd Music House for a special screening of the late 80’s buddy cop movie “Tango & Cash” starring Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell.
We’re back with our original schedule with the music starting at 6:30 and the movie starting at 7:30. For additional info and RSVP click here.
CAN I KICK IT? is back for 2020 at Creative Alliance and in the spirit of starting the year off right we’re bringing you one of the most iconic martial arts movies featuring one of the most iconic martial artists: Black Belt Jones starring Jim Kelly.
If you’re unfamiliar with the story, the mafia wants to takeover the property of an African American karate school owned by the legendary Papa Byrd and Black Belt Jones, a friend of Byrd’s, is called to fend-off the mob and its henchmen through his unique style of martial arts. Black Belt Jones is a true blaxploitation martial arts classic that you won’t want to miss.
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Join us, Tues Nov 26th at Songbyrd, for our annual anime CAN I KICK IT? film, where this year we’re featuring the late 80’s classic Fist of The North Star.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world that has been destroyed by a nuclear war, the story centers on a warrior named Kenshiro, the successor of a deadly martial art known as Hokuto Shinken, which gives him the ability to kill most adversaries from within through the use of the human body’s secret vital points.
DJ 2-Tone gets things started at 6:30 PM and the movie starts around 7:30. For more info/RSVP click here.
CAN I KICK IT? – Dragon Style our newest design developed to further brand SHAOLIN JAZZ’s most exciting and innovative engagement CAN I KICK IT? – an event where SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder DJ 2-Tone Jones creates a live soundtrack to classic martial arts and actions movies using his turntables – giving every scene or every other scene its own music.
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Say hello to “The Future (part 2)” – a design influenced by tomorrow’s fonts fused with those of today, which ties back into our music projects where we’ve cleverly blended jazz classics with Wu-Tang acappellas.
“The Future” is a series where SHAOLIN JAZZ is used as iconography and or the backbone of the art.
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This summer has provided a lot of firsts for SHAOLIN JAZZ and our recent CAN I KICK IT? in Milwaukee is another welcome first to that list.
We were happy to be invited to be apart of the Marcus Center’s hugely popular “Peck Flicks” series which was located outdoors at their Peck Pavilion – an outdoor amphitheater. And while Milwaukee has a pretty relaxed vibe, the attendees at our event were anything but, bringing a huge boost of energy from the opening scene with Egg-Chen.
Thank you to the Marcus Center for bringing us out, thanks to everyone who helped spread the word, and huge thanks to everyone who attended.
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Summer of Shaolin 2019 is moving along well and we’re happy to announce that our next CAN I KICK IT? will be next Friday, Aug. 2nd, at The Cary Theater (Cary, NC.) featuring Quentin Tartino’s martial arts classic KILL BILL Vol. 1.
The movie starts promptly at 7 PM, tickets are on-sale now, and to purchase click here.
New York is one of the cities that we’ve been to raring to rock and, despite some technical difficulties, we more than made sure to make our impression felt with our CAN I KICK IT? version of the ultimate NYC cinematic classic The Warriors.
We sincerely appreciate the over 500 people in attendance who stuck with us, props to the tech-savvy security guard who came in in the ninth hour with a solution, salute to our team who helped behind-the-scenes, and thank you to Hudson River Park for bringing us out to open their Hudson RiverFlicks outdoor series.
We look forward to coming back August 14th with Berry Gordy’s classic The Last Dragon, so be sure to plan ahead, and for the full recap click Read the rest of this entry
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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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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