The Shaolin Jazz Video Contest

Monday, November 28, 2011

Welcome back from the Thanksgiving holiday! Hope you enjoyed it. 

This week is going to see some cool new features on the Chestnut, and first up is an incredible  video contest brought to you by the music project Shaolin Jazz-The 37th Chamber. If you know your Hip Hop then you're already familiar with the reference, a play on Wu Tang Clan's classic 1993 album Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers). Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones have put out a heavy beat  and instrument-laden production melding some of Wu-Tang's most iconic lyrics with some of jazz's most iconic records. And the ode to Blue Note-era cover art is a great touch.

After the success of their cover design contest for the album (over 30 submissions), Gerald and DJ 2 -Tone Jones are back with another amazing opportunity for visual artists to contribute their creativity to the ever-growing popularity behind Shaolin Jazz by promoting a month-long video contest. Participants can submit videos they've created to one track from Shaolin Jazz. (I love concepts like that).

The contest has already been in affect since November 14th, but up until December 14th you can submit yours. See rules here:
  1. Videographers can submit up to two (2) videos only
  2. A production company can only participate as one videographer - submitting only two (2) videos
  3. Duration - dependent on song(s) chosen
  4. Videographers upload submission(s) to their youtube, vimeo, or other video sharing platforms
  5. Submit links to
  6. Deadline for submitting work is Wednesday December 14th
  7. A Winner will be announced Wednesday January 4th
  8. General information: link

Entries will be judged on the following criteria: originality and creativity, relativity to the concept of the song chosen, and the connectivity to the theme of SHAOLIN JAZZ.

This competition is open to everyone worldwide.

Don't sleep because the prize is amazing! The winner will receive product from LACOSTE, UNDEFEATED, and, Scifen. Spread the word to any artists you know.

Listen to Shaolin Jazz-The 37th Chamber for your self here
Check the blog for more on Shaolin Jazz here
Read the NPR article at the Shaolin Jazz project here


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