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“The 37th Chamber Mixtape”

Our “The 37th Chamber Mixtape” design is a graphic inspired by our first SHAOLIN JAZZ music release from 2011.  The irony is that we called it a mixtape (and still do because we’re from that era) despite it only being available via MP3 and CD and not as an actual cassette.  To check out the ways that you can customize this design click here.


CAN I KICK IT? / 8.23 / feat Method Man


Join us on Tuesday, August 23rd at Songbyrd Music House for the next edition of CAN I KICK IT? as we’ll be screening a Wu-Tang Clan cult classic film that inpsired the name of one of their most recognizable menbers……Method Man (starring Casanova Wong).  And in tribute to Johnny Blaze himself, DJ 2-Tone Jones will be scoring the film with an all-Method Man music set!

This month’s movie trivia is sponsored by Words Beats & Life, Inc (WBL).  WBL is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC that uses Hip Hop to empower individuals and communities.  For more information go to

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Our SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia programming has finally come to a close. Props to everyone who attended our panel discussion on Sunday and salute to all of the panelists, Wayna and Tewodross and our moderator Keanna for participating. It was a highly enriching experience and I personally learned a great deal. Continue to visit and to learn more about our domestic and international travels as well as learn more about our upcoming events and projects.




Introducing SHAOLIN JAZZ – A / V (Audio / Visual) – an audio/visual trip through the worlds of hip-hop, jazz, and martial arts. DJ 2-Tone Jones combines the art of DJing with video-mixing in a set that explores music that inspired the SHAOLIN JAZZ catalog in sync with moving visuals, select videos and clips from iconic kung-fu flicks.  Please join us for our inaugural SHAOLIN JAZZ – A / V event on Tuesday July 12th.  To RSVP and for additional event info click
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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Day 3


Today was dope.  Got a chance to hit the African Jazz Village, which is a spot owned by the legendary Ethio-Jazz artist Mulatu Astake.  When Mulatu is in town, he’s known to drop-in and jam with the band and even though he’s out of town, we got a chance to enjoy the sounds of the house band led by Mulatu’s protege Jorga Mesfin.

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CAN I KICK IT? / 12.15 / Screening “The Way of the Dragon”


We’re pleased to announce that, after a hiatus, we’re back with CAN I KICK IT? and have partnered with the good people at Songbyrd, so please join us for our 12th edition, on Tues. Dec. 12th, where we’ll be screening “The Way of the Dragon” starring martial arts legend Bruce Lee.  To RSVP click here.


Byrd Over Staten / NYC Listening Party


We’ve got tons going on with Byrd Over Staten dropping but we always like to keep our imprint on NYC so we’ll be doing a listening party in New York this Sunday Nov. 29th courtesy of the good people at the Reed Space (LES).  Its 4-7pm and we’ll have some of our SHAOLIN JAZZ art on display as well as our SHAOLIN JAZZ multimedia video package.  To RSVP click here.