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.
Our most recent SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE performance at Tropicalia, where we fused our musical influences from our trip to Ethiopia, was our best SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE performance (to date) and most definitely ranks up there as one of our top SHAOLIN JAZZ events, period. I can’t front, there were some elements of our production that we were late in cementing, but MAN did things work out!
Thanks to all of those who attended, props to Tropicalia for hosting us, salute to everyone that performed – giving the show the diversity and flavor that we were looking to create: Sound of the City, Wayna, Asheru and Rock, and Ras Nebyu and special thanks to everyone who helped to promote our show. For more recap photos click Read the rest of this entry
Please join us for our next CAN I KICK IT?, Tues. Jan. 26th at Song Byrd, as we screen the first movie in the cult classic series “IP MAN” starring martial arts icon Donnie Yen. For more info and to RSVP click here.
To celebrate the launch of our Byrd Over Staten EP, which drops Monday November 23rd, we’ll be conducting a listening party in DC on Saturday November 21st at Songbyrd in Adams Morgan. For the event details and to RSVP click here. Hope to see you guys out!
We’ve finally made it to April and are looking forward to the good weather that it brings. That being said, we hope you can come thru to our 9th CAN I KICK IT? screening event where we’ll be screening “The New Legend of Shaolin” starring famed martial arts action star Jet Lei, Tues. Apr. 28th, 6-9pm, at Marvin.
To RSVP and for more info click here.
Had another great time at this month’s CAN I KICK IT? where we screened Jean Claude Van Damme’s debut flick “Blood Sport.” The weather’s steadily getting better and Tues was a reflection of the warmer weather coming our way.
Thanks again to Marvin for hosting, special shouts to our amazing bartender Alyssa; shouts to Madison Davenport PR, Som Records, and Palace 5ive – our media partners, and thanks to Cherisse and Duane for the promotional lift. Thanks also to Lyft – our transportation sponsor.
Stay tuned for our next CAN I KICK IT? which will be Tuesday April 28th. For more recap pics click Read the rest of this entry
In an effort to further educate people about our Cultural Lecture, a multimedia presentation 2-Tone and I conduct where we discuss, at various colleges and universities, the parallels and similarities between Jazz culture and Hip-Hop culture, we’ve decided to drop a series of visuals that highlight select excerpts from our presentation. To the view the range click Read the rest of this entry
This will be a good look – salute to the USGA and the United Students of African Decent Club (USAD) of the University of Maryland, Baltimore who have asked us to conduct our COLOR of SOUND art exhibition as apart of their arts and culture programming. If you’re new to COLOR of SOUND the exhibition features art both inspired by SHAOLIN JAZZ and hip-hiop, jazz, and martial arts. To see a video of a past exhibition click here.
The exhibition will take place Friday March 27th, 6pm-8pm, at SMC 621 W. Lombard St 2nd FL / Elm Room, music by DJ 2-Tone Jones, and complimentary Hor d’Oeurves, $4 donation with 100% of the proceeds going to the United Students of African Descent Club (USAD).
If you’re in the area or know someone that is, the event is open to the public and if you’re interested in exhibiting work check the link for the call-for-artists here.