Some of you may remember in 2011, we were honored to have DJ 2Tone Jones join us at the NBI Festival for a talk on the inspiration behind the Shaolin Jazz Project, a mashup project he created that year with marketing exec Gerald Watson that pairs the classic Wu-Tang Clan album Enter the Wu-Tang: 36th Chambers with classic jazz.
Since then, the Shaolin Jazz project has spawned several popular extensions including an apparel line, a lecture series, and a film series, Can I Kick It? The summer 2017 edition of the film series kicks off in June. Every Tuesday, attendees will be treated to a classic martial arts film with a special soundtrack created live and on the spot by Jones, who will mix hip hop, soul, funk and rock in real time. Check out the video above to get a better sense of the series.
CAN I KICK IT? is a free, all-ages event.
When: Tuesdays in June 2017 (June 6, 13, 20, 27)
Where: Freedom Plaza (corner of 13th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW)
Time: All events start at 6 p.m., with film screenings beginning at 8:30 p.m.
- June 6 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
- June 13 The Matrix
- June 20 The Last Dragon
- June 27 Big Trouble in Little China