Live Tweets from the Hip-Hop Kung Fu Panel at the Smithsonian

On Sunday, I got a huge treat – I met Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai for lunch, and we headed downtown to check out the kung fu classic Drunken Master – and Kelly’s panel on Hip-Hop and Kung Fu. Tweet stream (with vids) are below.


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Javan-Nelums/696759111 Javan Nelums

    I was told that hip hop and kung fu goes hand to hand, but I don’t any good serious Urban films with a Martial Art tone. Like Mixing Wong Fei Hong with a urban film. But i always see white people getting center stage when it comes Martial art films (Kill Bill, Airbender, and Etc).  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Javan-Nelums/696759111 Javan Nelums

    I was told that hip hop and kung fu goes hand to hand, but I don’t any good serious Urban films with a Martial Art tone. Like Mixing Wong Fei Hong with a urban film. But i always see white people getting center stage when it comes Martial art films (Kill Bill, Airbender, and Etc).  

  • refresh daemon

    It was fun to read this and part of it does cause me to recall the series on cultural appropriation that was done on Racialicious a couple years ago. I was aware of the connection between Asian martial arts films and the dance element of hip-hop, but I didn’t know anything about how that connection arose so that was illuminating.