We had lots of moving parts, but a great time was had by all at the opening party that we flipped for DC Design Week at Big Chief in DC.
From our live stenciling station on the roof-top featuring stencils thematic of DC, Go-Go, and SHAOLIN JAZZ, to an exhibition and talk about the classic event posters from Globe Posters highlighting DC’s legendary Go-Go (and events) scene from MICA’s Allison Fisher, to a talk about the storied origins of Go-Go music, the bands and people who paved the way, and its influence on the city and the music industry by notable music journalist and DC native Marcus K Dowling, a conversation about the DC music scene through pictures by noted photographer Joshua Cogan, all the while DJ RBI providing a well curated soundtrack that helped guide the evening’s activities from start to finish.
Thanks to AIGA DC and DC Design Week for tapping us to help them help celebrate this years programming, salute to Big Chief for hosting, and thank you to everyone who attended.
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Fresh off of our screening at Creative Alliance, we’re off to Austin to conduct CAN I KICK IT? at SXSW!!!
Join us this Saturday, March 9th for an Old School Edition of CAN I KICK IT? featuring a screening of the 80’s cult classic film “The Last Dragon” (starring Taimak and Vanity), immediately followed by a throwback party set by DJ Mark DiVita at The George Washington Carver Museum.
This event is FREE and open to the public (no SXSW pass needed)
For more info/RSVP click here.
Another amazing Black President’s Day event, which is an annual event, produced by Lil SoSo Productions, celebrating the godfather of Afrobeat: Fela Kuti. Props to Kat and her team for transporting us to the Continent and delivering yet another memorable experience.
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Join us and DowntownDC BID for our next Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? screening at Freedom Plaza next Tuesday June 26th as we feature the martial arts/comedy classic Kung Fu Hustle.
We get things started at 7:30 with a guest DJ, in addition to games & activities with the movie starting at 8:30 PM
For more info and to RSVP click here.
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.
And in addition to our DC Listening Party, we’re happy to announce that, in celebration of our upcoming Sweet Nancy from Shaolin music project, we’ll be conducting an NYC Listening Party/SOUND PATTERNS Art Exhibition (plus Artist Talk) in Brooklyn on Thurs. May 10th at Basquiat’s Bottle, 6 PM – Close, No Cover. For additional info/RSVP click here.
We’re happy to announce that, in celebration of our upcoming Sweet Nancy from Shaolin music project, we’ll be conducting two listening parties (DC and NYC), the first of which will be in DC on Weds. May 2nd at Diet Starts Monday (located in the historic 14th & U street corridor), 7PM – 10PM, No Cover. For additional info and to RSVP click here.
We’re closing out the year with heat and last week’s CAN I KICK IT? exemplified that to the fullest as we screened the anime classic Ghost In The Shell. Thanks to everyone who attended, those who helped spread the word, salute to the Crochet Kingpin who rocked the pop-up shop, and props to Songbyrd for hosting. To check out the full recap click Read the rest of this entry
Props to the homie Kat for adding to her legacy of dropping the illest Fela Kuti celebrations to date, Black President’s Day. If you’ve never been to a Lil SoSo event (Kat’s experience and event design agency) then you’re missing out on some of the most engaging and original events and creative salons, globally, and if you’ve never been to her Black President’s Day events then re-read what I just wrote.
The crowds and energy are amazing, and add to that world renown DJs, live musicians, the highly anticipated Queens Stroll, and video montages of Fela’s performances and speeches, and you’ve got yourself a memorable time. It sounds simple, right, but you’ve also got to have the mix of everything on top of experience or it simply won’t work.