Today, if you’re in or have friends/fam in Arlington, TX, we’re pleased to announce to that, courtesy of the University of Texas – Arlington Multicultural Affairs Office, we’ll be conducting both our SHAOLIN JAZZ multimedia presentation “Where Does Hip-Hop Meet Jazz?” followed up by SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE (DJ Edition). For more information click here.
Our two days of programming at West Virginia State University (an HBCU and our first college/university engagement of 2017) turned out to be one of our best experiences at a college or university, to date. The town has crazy hidden cultural gems and the school has this chill familial vibe.
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On Thursday, Nov. 3rd SHAOLIN JAZZ will be taking part in the Creative Economy Fair, presented by Words, Beats, and Life and The Kennedy Center, along with several other creative groups, businesses, and collectives in search of talented individuals who are looking for employment and internship opportunities in the arts and beyond. The event will take place from 10:30am-1:30pm at the Kennedy Center, and will be open to the public. For more information click here.
Our COLOR of SOUND Art Exhibition at the University of Maryland, Baltimore turned out to be one of our strongest presentations to date. All of the works set on easels creating more than ample spacing which allowed attendees to freely engage the works – front to back.
Thanks to the United Students of African Descent and the university’s USGA for bringing us, all of the attendees, Madison Davenport PR, and the participating artists: Cee Love, Zsudayka Nzinga, VonDell Green, Brody Rose, Candace Fong, and Aniekan Udofia.
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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
Been holding onto this nugget for minute, but this is HUGE for us – check it out: DJ 2-Tone Jones of the SHAOLIN JAZZ Project was recently selected to participate in the first ever Next Level program initiated by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill Department of Music and the US State Department. Along with 3 other artists, 2-Tone is currently in India for the next 3 weeks engaging youth and local artists with Hip Hop as a means to bring about conflict resolution.
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