As we continue to deal with and adapt to a new, yet temporary, day-to-day, we’ve been exploring and, after some lengthy trouble-shooting, found a way to live stream CAN I KICK IT? that we’re calling CAN I KICK IT? LIVE STREAM.
CAN I KICK IT? LIVE STREAM will bring our unique movie watching experience to you at home and beyond, which you can view at http://www.shaolinjazz.com.
That being said, join us next Saturday April 4th as we bring you the 1970’s classic “The Street Fighter” starring the iconic Sonny Chiba.
If you haven’t been to CAN I KICK IT? in a minute you DO NOT want to miss this one: “The Black Dragon’s Revenge” starring the iconic Ron Van Clief.
Ron Van Clief is, hands down, one of the iLLEST and this movie is the proof.
Join us Tues Feb 25th at Songbyrd Music House. Music starts at 6:30 PM and the Film at 7:30 PM.
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And here’s the recap of our second CAN I KICK IT? event at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts featuring BLADE.
Thanks again DCPA for bringing us out and to Denver for showing up!
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Our two days in Denver, Co. conducting CAN I KICK IT? has, unquestionably, been our best trip to date.
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) took more than good care of us before, during, and after both events; the city of Denver, especially downtown, which is where we stayed and conducted our performances, is world class; and the people are amazingly down-to-earth and their interest in new things is undeniable, which ultimately resulted in us achieving two sold out shows.
Thank you to the DCPA for bringing us out, props to everyone who spread the word about our events, and much respect to everyone who attended both nights. The love is much appreciated.
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? returns, next Thurs. Nov. 21st, to Creative Alliance (Baltimore) for another exciting night of Hip Hop, Martial Arts, Rare Grooves and more as we screen Bruce Lee’s legendary film Enter The Dragon.
We start the movie at 7 PM, tickets are $12 for general admission and $9 for members (+$3 at the door).
For more info and tickets click here.
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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There’s a great deal of enjoyment when a client wants you to be apart of their programming, but it feels even better when that same client wants to bring you back and this certainly was the case with The Kennedy Center who asked us to be apart of the launch festival for their new state-of-the-art REACH Center – a new multipurpose venue designed to help artists bring their creative pursuits to life.
The entire festival is actually 2 weeks of programming (over 400 events) with our scheduled date featuring all hip-hop based performances and engagements from local DC acts such as Kokayi to national legends – De La Soul, all happening simultaneously which allowed for attendees to fully explore the REACH Center and its various studios, multimedia spaces, and world-class works of art.
And despite all that was happening, which included DJ sets by Bobbito Garcia and workshops by Words, Beats, and Life, we held down a capacity crowd for our screening of the 90’s classic BLADE starring Wesley Snipes. Add to that a continuous line out of the door and a visit of our screening by hip-hop legend Q-Tip, who The Kennedy Center appointed as its first Artistic Director of Hip Hop Culture.
Thanks to The Kennedy Center for bringing us back and thank you to everyone who attended.
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