frank white presents

Philly vs. Brooklyn: The Battle of the Freshest

The Philly vs. Brooklyn: Battle of the Freshest is an art clash featuring an art exhibition, live musical performance, pop up shop, and lounge highlighting artists, musicians, designers, brands, and influencers repping their respective cities.

+ closing night celebration for the inaugural BlackStar Film Festival

Sunday, August 5, 2012
7:00pm – midnight

The Denim Loft/The Putnam Building
1627 North 2nd St. @ Cecil B. Moore, Philadelphia, 19122

$5 with RSVP to or BlackStar Film Festival ticket stub

Philly’s longest running party!
DJ Mike Nyce
and special guest – The Legendary DJ Cash Money!
Hosted by Yameen AllWorld + Flygirrl
$3 drinks + $2 beer specials until 12am
21+ to enter
No dress code
at Fluid 613 S. 4th St Philly (Between South + Bainbridge on 4th St)

AfroTaino Productions, Joann Jimenez, in partnership with the BlackStar Film Festival


main selector: DJ Rahsaan (AfroTaino Productions)
special guest: Antonio Ocasio (¡WEPA!/Tribal Winds)

Join in the dance as we rejoice to the sounds of Afrobeat, House Music, Latin Soul, and so much more!
This is the Official Friday Night After Party for the BlackStar Film Festival – accept no substitutes!
Hosted by Joann Jimenez, Marangeli aka Maggie, & The BlackStar Film Festival family
Live Percussion by Xande Cruz
Friday August 3rd
Doors open 9PM
Admission: $5 Festival Attendees/$8 General Public
The Blockley
3801 Chestnut Street

COLOR of SOUND, the newest creative extension of the SHAOLIN JAZZ music project, which will debut at the first annual BlackStar Film Festival, will highlight the visuals (music videos, art, and event photography) that have been created and taken for SHAOLIN JAZZ.


Art – artist Aniekan Udofia gives his visual interpretation (via paint, brush, and canvas) of SHAOLIN JAZZ through the creation of a series of artworks that he makes exclusively for each event, including the production of a Live Art Installation.


Music Videos – videographer and educator Tewodross Melchishua applies what he calls “Visual Magic” (an eclectic blend of vintage pictures, videos, and verbiage) to a variety of tracks from the SHAOLIN JAZZ catalog.


Photography – photographer Chris Carr has shot several marquee SHAOLIN JAZZ events and his unique eye and raw aesthetic gives each picture a genuine energy allowing the viewer to hear, smell, and touch each event.


COLOR of SOUND will be a distinct addition to the umbrella of SHAOLIN JAZZ events, where, in this case, the music takes a backseat to the bevy of visuals that have been inspired by the music’s artful blend of Wu-tang acapellas and carefully selected jazz instrumentals.


About Shaolin Jazz

SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber, the brainchild of Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones, is a specialty mixtape project that has 2-Tone artfully blending the acapellas of rappers from the Wu-Tang Clan with hand picked jazz instrumentals.

Please note that this event is free but requires an RSVP