(AllHipHop News) Rapper/producer RZA has announced April dates for RZA: Live From The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. The show is an audio/visual experience where the Wu-Tang Clan member live scores the classic 1978 martial art film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin.
RZA watched the movie as a teenager alongside his older cousin Ol’ Dirty Bastard. The New Yorker related to the story of the struggle between the oppressed Chinese villagers and the repressive Manchu authority.
"Beyond the Kung fu, it was the reality of the situation that hit me. Growing up as a black kid in America, I didn’t know that that kind of story had existed anywhere else," says RZA.
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin inspired the creation of the Wu and the collective's masterwork Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). RZA's live-scoring performance will combine scenes from the motion picture with cuts from the Wu-Tang Clan’s discography.
RZA: Live From The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
4/17 Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
4/18 Washington DC @ Warner Theatre
4/20 Miami, FL @ Lemon City Studios (III Joints Fest)
4/24 Los Angeles @ Palace Theater
4/26 San Francisco, CA @ Castro Theatre