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CAN I KICK IT? / ft The Big Boss starring Bruce Lee / 12.18.18

There was NO WAY that we weren’t going to close the year off right and what better way to do so than with the incomparable – Bruce Lee.

Join us next Tues for our final CAN I KICK IT? of 2018 / feat The Big Boss starring Bruce Lee / Tues Dec 18th / @Songbyrddc / 6 – 10 PM / No Cover.

For additional info/RSVP click here.

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SOUND PATTERNS / The Warriors Art Exhibition / Recap

Despite all of the moving parts that came with conducting CAN I KICK IT? at The Kennedy Center, we also decided to conduct our SOUND PATTERNS Art Exhibition, the day before, which would feature art inspired by The Warriors movie.  The exhibition went well.

We featured six artists from previous SOUND PATTERNS shows and one new one, which included Nick Tha 1da, Makeba Rainey, John Ortiz, Brody Rose, Josue Martinez, and Kojo Boateng.  The show, which will be on display till December 20th at the Victor L Selman Gallery (3305 8th St NE), is of a cohesive yet unique variety with some artists also drawing from personal experiences to help drive their pieces.  A viewing of the show is via appointment only: Mon-Fri 10 am – 3 pm and Thurs 10 am – 7 pm.  If interested email: info@shaolinjazz.com.

Our SOUND PATTERNS exhibition also provided an opportunity for us to connect with fans who both could and could not attend Saturday’screening while also serving as a platform to educate people who were unfamiliar with our event at The Kennedy Center, which led to last minute ticket sales – ultimately leading us to selling out the Terrace Theater.

Thanks to everyone who attended, Calabash Tea & Tonic for providing the munchies and some refreshment, El Silencio Mezcal for providing the cocktails, and Red Bull for providing the additional flavor.

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CAN I KICK IT? / Samurai Champloo / Recap

For this to be our first CAN I KICK IT? where we screened a TV series as well as it being the first time that we included an intermission, things couldn’t have gone better.  And to add to that, seats were filled on both floors which had Terry non-stop on the bar.

Thanks to everyone who attended, props to Crochet Kingpin who held down the pop-up shop, and thanks to Songbyrd for hosting.

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Kennedy Center (Terrace Theater) Site Visit

Did our walk thru of the newly renovated Terrace Theater, @KennedyCenter, and we got a chance to map out our staging and lighting design, which for us, is still pretty surreal, but we’re ready.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Samurai Champloo (Episodes 1-4) / 11.27.18

Join us for our next CAN I KICK IT?, where we’re returning to anime and screening the cult TV series Samurai Champloo.  This will be the first time that we’ll be screening a TV series and we’ll be featuring episodes 1-4.  For more info/RSVP click here.

Made It to Coney

We got a chance to hit Coney Island recently and we’ve got something special that we’re about to drop in anticipation of our CAN I KICK IT? event at The Kennedy Center feat “The Warriors” (12.8.18).
For tickets and info click here.

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Love, Hope, and Street Art

Had a good time attending the artist talk for the Love, Hope, and Street Art art exhibition which is being held at the Hornfleur Gallery.  Curated by graffiti artist Luis Del Valle, Love, Hope and Street Art is a multisensory experience that educates visitors about the visual language of street artists. Viewers are engaged to better understand street language through explanations of the symbolism of street art.

In the exhibition, the evolution of graffiti from tagging, throw-ups, and burners to the corporate boardroom is displayed and interpreted. Beyond Luis Del Valle’s personal contributions to the installation, the artwork is provided by artists DECOY, Cory StowersAsad Walker , and HKS 181, each of whom have created 10-15 years of street art (typically deemed illegal by authorities) and are now exhibiting in galleries.

The show is on exhibition till November 17th and for more info click here.

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CAN I KICK IT? / Halloween Edition feat A Nightmare on Elm St Pt 3: Dream Warriors / 10.31.18


Join us on Halloween for a special edition of CAN I KICK IT? where we’ll be screening “A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors,” 10.31.18, at Songbyrd DC, 8-10 PM, Free.  For more info/RSVP click here.

Black President’s Day 2018 / Fela Celebration / Recap

Another amazing Black President’s Day event, which is an annual event, produced by Lil SoSo Productions, celebrating the godfather of Afrobeat: Fela Kuti.  Props to Kat and her team for transporting us to the Continent and delivering yet another memorable experience.

I’m already looking forward to next year and to check out the full recap click Read the rest of this entry

CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Warriors / 12.8.18 / at The Kennedy Center

The Furies or Baseball Furies – the most iconic of the gangs featured in The Warriors.
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CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Warriors / Saturday December 8th, 2018 / The Kennedy Center / For tickets/info click here.