In the spirit of the upcoming Kung Fu Wildstyle art exhibition (at the Freer Sackler Gallery), by Fab 5 Freddy and MC Yan, we’re pleased to announce that SHAOLIN JAZZ has been asked to conduct a special edition of CAN I KICK IT?, where we’ll be screening the 1970’s classic 5 Fingers of Death. The kickoff event will take place at Hyphen DC on Saturday April 1st from 8 pm – 12 am (screening starts at 9:30 pm). For more info click here.
If you enjoyed the opening reception for our CHAMBERS: Wu-Tang Art Exhibition, that we flipped with ART WHINO, then you’ll definitely want to check our closing reception (11.4), which will be something special for music lovers and true fans of Hip Hop.
The event, on Friday November 4th, will kick off with an Instant Vintage pop-up record fair and auction featuring some of the area’s finest vendors of Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Jazz and Rock music on wax. Throughout that portion of the evening DJs from the DC Vinyl Headz collective will be spinning music from the each vendor that will be available for sale.
The second portion of the evening will be a Wu Tang Clan-themed producer showcase featuring some of the finest beatsmiths in the DC area. The evening’s festivities will be hosted by DJ 2-Tone Jones.
To RSVP click here.
Can not wait for this one! The Raid is one of the only and illest martial arts trilogies, period and one of 2-Tone’s favorite flicks so he’s GOING IN! And if to top off, The Double Down Kings will be hosting the Pop-Up Shop. Come thru next Tues to Song Byrd and be prepared. For more info and to RSVP click here.
Qwanqwa is an instrumental band from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, carrying decades of experience in the Ethiopian music scene and abroad. Qwanqwa originates from Gondar, Kombolcha, Ethiopia and Santa Cruz, California. Their music can be defined as experimental traditional Ethiopian rock “that deserves to be played in every living room, at every party and on every radio station from Gondar to Santa Cruz.”
To learn more about Qwanqwa visit: http://shaolinjazz.tumblr.com
We’re back this month with our latest edition of CAN I KICK IT? where we’ll be screening another heater of a cult “Come Drink with Me.” The soundscape will of course be provided by none-other than DJ 2-Tone Jones, followed up by SongByrd’s bevy of eats and drinks from their Happy Hour menu. To RSVP click here.
And to check out flics from last month’s CAN I KICK IT? click here.
“Blow One for Clarence” is the newest project in our SHAOLIN JAZZ Tribute Series and with this release we’re paying tribute to Clarence Reid aka “Blowfly.” Reid, an accomplished musician, producer, and writer created material for and was sampled by notable acts from KC and the Sunshine Band to DMX, and his uninhibited alter ego “Blowfly” served as an influencer to a range of famed hip-hop artists, such as Snoop Dogg and Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Check out “Blow One for Clarence” by clicking here.