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SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Panelist: Tewodross Melchishua

TEO_ColorMeet Tewodross “Teo” Melchishua (pronounced Tee-oh-droze Mell-keshu-ah) one of the panelists on our discussion this Sunday.  Teo serves as an associate professor and program coordinator of visual communication and digital media arts program (VCDMA) and teaches courses in animation, motion graphics, cinematography, new media, hip-hop studies and contemporary (underground) art/design. Teo also works this through his film and digital media studio collective Visual Jazz, located in the Art Lives Here Business Incubator, in Mount Rainier, just in the Gateway Arts district of Prince George’s County.

Teo is a filmmaker, animator, visual artist, VJ, projection designer, educator and curator from Prince George’s County, Maryland, who received his BA in Art/Photographic Media from Morgan State University, and an MFA in Imaging & Digital Arts from UMBC.

His visual art, animation and films have been shown to audiences nationally and internationally.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ – A / V

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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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Byrd Over Staten DC & NYC Listening Parties Recap

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Salute to everyone that attended our listening parties in DC and NYC.  Its always a fresh and humbling experience to meet those that dig the project.   Thanks to Songbyrd (DC) and The Reed Space (NYC) for hosting and thanks also to everyone that helped to make them happen.  We certainly appreciate your support.  For more recap pics Read the rest of this entry

SHAOLIN JAZZ – Byrd Over Staten / Listening Party

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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!