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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Big Trouble in Little China / Recap

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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CAN I KICK IT? / feat KILL BILL Vol. 1 / 8.2.19

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.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Warriors / Recap

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

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Batman Ninja / Recap

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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CAN I KICK IT / feat Black Panther / Recap

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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CAN I KICK IT? in The Washington Post Express

Props to The Washington Post Express and @fritzhahn for providing coverage of our CAN I KICK IT? Downtown DC Summer Flicks Series – a multimedia movie screening experience brought to you by the @downtowndcbid and produced by @shaolinjazz, which starts next week!

We get things started next Tues June 4th with “Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse” with music and entertainment will kicking off at 7:30 PM, and then the films will start promptly at 8:30 PM

This film is also one of our cosplay nights so all cosplayers are welcome and we will be conducting a best-dressed contest so represent!

For more info/RSVP click here.

Moments of Movement

 Props to film director Valino (@thevalino) for choosing music from our “Sweet Nancy from Shaolin” album for his latest Moments of Movement video, shot in the Philippines, featuring bboys @breakboy_mouse01, @lamaroc9, and @sasmolotov.

“Legendary Weapons / Black – Part 2”

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.

 

“Legendary Weapons / en Blanco – Part 1”

Keep it simple with our “Legendary Weapons” hoodie available in assorted colors.

“Legendary Weapons” is influenced by iconic martial arts weapons such as the Butterfly Sword, Guandao, and Tiger Hook Spear.

To customize and curate click here.