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“CAN I KICK IT? – Basic Red”

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Check out our latest design “CAN I KICK IT? – Basic Red,” a design inspired by our CAN I KICK IT? monthly screening event (fusing classic martial arts movies with live music).  To customize and purchase click here.

#MYTUESISBETTERTHANYOURS

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#MYTUESISBETTERTHANYOURS / Join us for our 1st CAN I KICK IT? of 2017 / feat Police Story starring Jackie Chan / 1.24 / at Songbyrd / To RSVP click here / #shaolinjazz #hiphop #martialarts

CAN I KICK IT? / 12.27 / feat The Chinese Connection starring Bruce Lee

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Its the last CAN I KICK IT? of 2016 so we have to go big with the legend Bruce Lee and we’re screening one of his most action-packed films – The Chinese Connection.   And to add to the experience we’ll also be featuring local lifestyle brand The Lost Queens who’ll be doing a pop-up in Songbyrd’s record cafe.  For more details and to RSVP click here.

CHAMBERS – Wu-Tang Inspired Art Show / Closing Reception

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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 I KICK IT? / 10.25 / Screening The Raid Redemption

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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.

SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Panelist: Keanna Faircloth

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Meet Keanna Faircloth, a true Jazz-head and highly accomplished pianist (having toured the country and studied with giants such as Charles Covington and Grady Tate), to, since 2005, hosting a range of Jazz shows on the world renowned radio station WPFW 89.3 FM – the only radio station in DC dedicated to the preservation of Jazz and committed to community awareness and social justice.  Keanna also, under the name DJ Charlie Fontaine (and her company JazzyGirlRockin Entertainment), spins at a range of events bringing a special mix of Jazz and Soul.  Keanna will be the moderator of our discussion on July 17th, 5-7pm at Busboys and Poets’ K Street #location.  To learn more about Keanna and to listen to one of her editions of Evening Jazz or to learn where she’ll be spinning next click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / 6.28 / Screening “Blood and Bone”

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Join us on Tuesday, June 28th at Songbyrd Music House for our next edition of CAN I KICK IT? where we’ll be screening Blood and Bone (starring Michael Jai White and also featuring the late Kimbo Slice). This cult classic is heralded as one of White’s best martial arts performances on film.  To RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / 5.24 / Screening “Come Drink with Me”

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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.

Ester Rada

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Ester Rada is an Israeli singer with Ethiopian cultural roots. From Nina Simone, to Erykah Badu  and Jill Scott, Rada’s musical influences allow her to combine the sounds of funk, soul, and R&B to create Ethio-Soul.  Check out her single “Out” here

SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel / The Unisex Tee

SHAOLIN JAZZ T-shirts come available in over 15 unique Jazz and Hip Hop-inspired designs, and different colors and sizes.  Click here and cop one today.