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CHAMBERS – Wu-Tang Inspired Art Show / Closing Reception / Recap

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The closing reception for CHAMBERS was, hands down, one of the best closing receptions that I’ve had the pleasure of being apart of and most definitely ended our exhibition in proper form.  The Instant Vintage vinyl record fair, featuring some of the areas finest vinyl record collectors, and producer showcase, featuring some DC’s most notable beat-smiths making Wu-Tang inspired beats, served as perfect complements to what many guests considered as a more than memorable night.  Thank you to everyone who attended, salute to all of those that helped spread the word, and props to our partners at ART WHINO and BLIND WHINO for helping to make this happen.  Stay tuned for more is all I’m gonna say…

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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.

CHAMBERS / Opening Reception Recap

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The opening reception of our CHAMBERS exhibition was nothing short of dope.  Major ‘thank you’ to our partners Art Whino/Blind Whino for bringing together a more than solid stable of participating artists.  Hats off to all of the talented artists whose works showed their range of talent and abilities across an array of mediums.  You’d be hard pressed to find just one favorite.

Shouts to the Diamond Cutterz DJ crew for spinning what felt like the right Wu-Tang track where the last one left off, which thoroughly complemented the visuals.  Thanks to all of the art lovers who attended.  Whether you were an art aficionado or Wu-Tang fan, like-minds were in the building to celebrate and elevate culture.  No worries if you missed the opening reception, as the exhibition will be up (call to make an appointment) and we’ll be holding a closing reception on Thursday October 27th, which, mark my words, will surely pick up where the opening reception left off.

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Dopium vs The Drunken Master

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Classic Fusion: Dopium vs The Drunken Master, designed by Late Night Genius.

CHAMBERS – A Wu-Tang Inspired Art Show

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                                                Artwork by William Nghiem

This is going to be HUGE.  We’re teaming up with world renowned art gallery ART WHINO to present CHAMBERS, A night of all things Wu-Tang.

CHAMBERS will feature a group art show curated by ART WHINO that includes work by 50 visual artists.  To accompany the visual art SHAOLIN JAZZ will be curating a special Wu-Tang Clan themed soundtrack throughout the evening performed by the infamous Diamond Cutterz DJ crew.  This soundscape will also be backed by a unique video-mixing set of classic Wu-Tang Clan music videos, movie clips and rare footage to give patrons a one-of-a-kind audio/visual experience.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday September 24th, from 8PM – 12AM, at their Blind Whino space in SW DC featuring music by DJ 2-Tone Jones, DJ Roddy Rod, and DJ RBI.

To learn more about the opening reception and exhibition click here.

Classic Fusion

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Classic fusion: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx & 8 Diagram Pole Fighter.

SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE – The Ethiopian Edition / Sound of the City

bbking25Meet Sound of the City – a highly notable DC area band, who will be performing throughout our live performance on Saturday.

Sound of the City Band is an all-star group, bringing together multi-talented producers, musicians, and artists. Sound of the City, lead by Biscuit Bynum (drummer) and Precious Joubert (leadbbking49 vocalist), has provided instrumental backing for many local, nation, and international artists.

S.O.T.C. has been called the primary sound behind DC’s underground music scene, along with being the most requested band on the east coast. These musicians have performed on tour with Raheem Devaughn [The Jill Scott Real Thing Tour 2008], and have performed in almost every major venue in the DC area including Constitution Hall, The Lincoln Theatre, The 9:30 Club, The Black Cat, The Birchmere, and the Merriweather Post Pavillion.

Sound of the City has played for and shared the stage with many major artists such as Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius, Chrisette Michelle, Keyshia Cole, Algebra Lessett, Joe, Raheem Devaughn, Glenn Lewis, Chuck Brown, Floetry, Biz Markie, Ledisi, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, Wu Tang, and many more….

To learn more about Sound of the City click here.

Master the Art

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Hip-Hop, martial arts, chess. An odd trio? Not at all, according to RZA, a founder of the rap group Wu-Tang Clan.

“Hip-Hop is a battle game,” he said. “Chess is a battle. Martial arts is a battle.”  For the full read click here.

SHAOLIN JAZZ Tribute Series presents “Blow One for Clarence”

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“Blow One for Clarence” is the newest project in our SHAOLIN JAZZ Tribute Series and with this release we’re paying tribute to Clarence Reid aka “Blowfly.”  Reid, an accomplished musician, producer, and writer created material for and was sampled by notable acts from KC and the Sunshine Band to DMX, and his uninhibited alter ego “Blowfly” served as an influencer to a range of famed hip-hop artists, such as Snoop Dogg and Ol’ Dirty Bastard.  Check out “Blow One for Clarence” by clicking here.

SHAOLIN JAZZ – perspectives for Byrd Over Staten

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For more perspectives click here.