Thanks to everyone who’s been watching and supporting, we’ve got some great momentum and are looking forward to our next CAN I KICK IT? LIVE STREAM which will be next Thurs. Apr. 30th, where we’ll be featuring the iconic Mystery of Chessboxing.
Mystery of Chessboxing found it’s way into hip-hop lure because it’s where Ghostface of Wu-Tang Clan gets his name and the title of the movie is also the name of a famed Wu-Tang track.
We start the film at 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST and for more info click here.
Props to film director Valino (@thevalino) for choosing music from our “Sweet Nancy from Shaolin” album for his latest Moments of Movement video, shot in the Philippines, featuring bboys @breakboy_mouse01, @lamaroc9, and @sasmolotov.
“Scalp ‘Em” feat/fusing Method Man, Ghostface, and Raekwon with “Kasalefkut-Hulu” by Mulatu Astatke / from our first album entitled SHAOLIN JAZZ The 37th Chamber (2011). Video by @soulcinematic
Despite some untimely tech issues, our experience at Art All Night couldn’t have gone better and we certainly hope that we were able to deliver a memorable experience for everyone who attended.
The good weather helped set the stage, which allowed Terence Nicholson to set the tone with another fiery martial arts demonstration, and it was great getting to vibe with old friends while creating new ones through educating them on the history of SHAOLIN JAZZ and what we do. The corner of North Cap and Florida will never be the same.
Thanks to Art All Night for having us out, shouts to JaMon for both documenting the event and assisting with the merch table, props to everyone who helped spread the word, including those who posted recaps, and thanks to everyone who attended.
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Check out our “Sweet Nancy from Shaolin” design which is inspired by our album of the same name where we fused the vocals and instrumentals from jazz great Nancy Wilson with the acappellas from the legendary hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan.
You can fit a curated selection of apparel and home-goods by clicking here.
Summer nights in DC are always live and when its a night for CAN I KICK IT? – that’s next level.
Kung Fu Hustle provided the perfect back-drop against a mild summer breeze, which. in addition to 2-Tone’s live score of the film, created our ideal atmosphere.
Thanks to everyone who attended, the DowntownDC BID, and our media partners and we’ll be back next Tues. July 3 for Romeo Must Die.
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Check out our “Rough Edges” design which is inspired by our first logo which can be found on our first album that dropped in 2011.
The album cover (and logo) was designed by graphic designer Logan Mills who’s Wu-Note album covers (Wu-Tang album covers that he redesigned inspired by the album covers from the legendary jazz record label Blue Note Records) served as the inspiration for SHAOLIN JAZZ To customize and purchase click here.
Whenever we do SHAOLIN JAZZ events in New York, its always love and our Sweet Nancy NYC Listening Party was no different. And despite us not having done an event in New York in a min, and some rain, the community (as in people walking in not knowing what was even taking place, but intrigued by our SHAOLIN JAZZ sign) in addition to family and friends – showed up making our listening party the kind of experience that we envisioned.
Thank you to Basquiat’s Bottle for hosting and all of your generosity, thank you to all of the artists who exhibited works giving our event that extra layer, much appreciated to everyone who attended, and props to everyone who helped spread the word.
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And to further celebrate the release of our new Sweet Nancy from Shaolin album we thought it only fitting to release a series of commemorative designs starting with “Sweet Nancy – Red.”
To customize and purchase this design click here.
And if you’ll be attending our NYC Listening Party/Art Exhibition today in Brooklyn we’ll have this T-Shirt for your buying pleasure.
Last week’s DC Listening Party for our Sweet Nancy from Shaolin album was the perfect mix of friends and family. Thanks to everyone who attended, all of our media partners, and props to Diet Starts Monday for hosting.