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SOUND PATTERNS / The Warriors Art Exhibition / Recap

Despite all of the moving parts that came with conducting CAN I KICK IT? at The Kennedy Center, we also decided to conduct our SOUND PATTERNS Art Exhibition, the day before, which would feature art inspired by The Warriors movie.  The exhibition went well.

We featured six artists from previous SOUND PATTERNS shows and one new one, which included Nick Tha 1da, Makeba Rainey, John Ortiz, Brody Rose, Josue Martinez, and Kojo Boateng.  The show, which will be on display till December 20th at the Victor L Selman Gallery (3305 8th St NE), is of a cohesive yet unique variety with some artists also drawing from personal experiences to help drive their pieces.  A viewing of the show is via appointment only: Mon-Fri 10 am – 3 pm and Thurs 10 am – 7 pm.  If interested email: info@shaolinjazz.com.

Our SOUND PATTERNS exhibition also provided an opportunity for us to connect with fans who both could and could not attend Saturday’screening while also serving as a platform to educate people who were unfamiliar with our event at The Kennedy Center, which led to last minute ticket sales – ultimately leading us to selling out the Terrace Theater.

Thanks to everyone who attended, Calabash Tea & Tonic for providing the munchies and some refreshment, El Silencio Mezcal for providing the cocktails, and Red Bull for providing the additional flavor.

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Kennedy Center (Terrace Theater) Site Visit

Did our walk thru of the newly renovated Terrace Theater, @KennedyCenter, and we got a chance to map out our staging and lighting design, which for us, is still pretty surreal, but we’re ready.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ at Coney

We had a good time shooting this impromptu video two weeks ago at Coney Island.  The wind and traffic on the boardwalk were no joke, but it was worth it.

For tickets to our CAN I KICK IT? event at The Kennedy Center click here.

MoCADA

While in NYC we also checked out the first of a monthly event series produced and held at MoCADA.  If you’re unfamiliar with MoCADA, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), through visual and performing arts, incites dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African Diaspora and fosters a dynamic space for the creation and continuous evolution of culture.

The current exhibition features works from Langston Allston (illustrative works) and Demond Melancon (Native American inspired bead work).  To check out more pics click Read the rest of this entry

Made It to Coney

We got a chance to hit Coney Island recently and we’ve got something special that we’re about to drop in anticipation of our CAN I KICK IT? event at The Kennedy Center feat “The Warriors” (12.8.18).
For tickets and info click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Warriors / 12.8.18 / at The Kennedy Center

The Furies or Baseball Furies – the most iconic of the gangs featured in The Warriors.
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CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Warriors / Saturday December 8th, 2018 / The Kennedy Center / For tickets/info click here.

“Scalp ‘Em”

“Scalp ‘Em” feat/fusing Method Man, Ghostface, and Raekwon with “Kasalefkut-Hulu” by Mulatu Astatke / from our first album entitled SHAOLIN JAZZ The 37th Chamber (2011).  Video by @soulcinematic

The Gangs of the Warriors

Check out a rendition of a 1979 New York subway map, designed by New Y’shua, based on the location of the gangs featured in the movie “The Warriors.”

CAN I KICK IT? / feat “The Warriors” / 12.8.18 / The Kennedy Center / For tickets and additional info click here.

Sweet Nancy NYC Listening Party / Recap

Whenever we do SHAOLIN JAZZ events in New York, its always love and our Sweet Nancy NYC Listening Party was no different.  And despite us not having done an event in New York in a min, and some rain, the community (as in people walking in not knowing what was even taking place, but intrigued by our SHAOLIN JAZZ sign) in addition to family and friends – showed up making our listening party the kind of experience that we envisioned.

Thank you to Basquiat’s Bottle for hosting and all of your generosity, thank you to all of the artists who exhibited works giving our event that extra layer, much appreciated to everyone who attended, and props to everyone who helped spread the word.

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Sweet Nancy DC Listening Party / Recap

Last week’s DC Listening Party for our Sweet Nancy from Shaolin album was the perfect mix of friends and family.  Thanks to everyone who attended, all of our media partners, and props to Diet Starts Monday for hosting.

If you’re in NYC we’ll be conducting our next Listening Party/Art Show Thurs May 10th in Brooklyn at Basquiat’s Bottle.  For the event info click here and to download the full album click here.