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
Meet Wayna, a highly notable Grammy nominated singer/songwriter who will be performing this Saturday at our SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE – The Ethiopia Edition live performance at Tropicalia. Wayna, who is of Ethiopian descent, was part of the team that traveled with us to Addis, and was hugely instrumental in the success that we had there.
How has your environment influenced your music?
It has given me the life experiences from which I draw the subject matter and values, which influence the music profoundly.
How do you feel about hip-hop culture and if you’re a fan, have you incorporated it into your music?
I became a fan, after working with so many hip-hop purists. I have incorporated in my work the storyteller style of writing, improvisation, and some poetic techniques.
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Our SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia programming is far from over. Join us on Saturday June 4th, at Tropicalia in DC, as we conduct a special edition of SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE where we fuse our influences from our trip to Addis Ababa with our live performance. For tickets and more info click here.
Our next happy hour is on deck – The Dogg Hour / A Happy Hour celebrating West Coast music icon: Snoop Dogg / Thursday December 19th / at Tropicalia 2001 14th St NW (corner of 14th & Ust / under the Subway restaurant) / DJ 2-Tone Jones spinning ONLY Snoop / 5pm-9pm / ask for the $5 LBC.
This month will bring our next hip hop hour, with this one being dedicated to the unconquerable Busta Rhymes, entitled WHEN THE HAPPY HOUR STRIKES!
Thursday October 24th
at Tropicalia 2001 14th St NW (corner of 14th & Ust – downstairs)
5pm – 9pm
DJ 2-Tone Jones spinning ONLY Busta Rhymes
Happy Hour Specials – ask for the $5 WOO-HAH
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We’re hopeful this one picks up where our De La happy hour left off and we’ve also (via Madison Davenport PR) linked up with the cats at Leroy Jenkins Limited who’ll be exhibiting their THE ROOTS inspired artwork.