Official Video for ‘Pray/Believe’

Check out the video for my latest single “Pray/Believe” off of my CD Song of a Space Cadet. The video was shot in West Florida two weeks ago, before all of this devastating hurricane weather. I send my prayers to the people in the area for safety. You can download the single or the entire…

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Left the Kennedy Center a Winner!

My arts company Liberated Muse Arts group was invited to participate in “Up in All Night Musicals” as part of the 16th annual Page to Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center that took place this past weekend. I talk about it here. WHAT IS UP ALL NIGHT MUSICALS: Five 10-minute musicals within 48 hours made…

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When We Were Goddesses Well-Received at Artscape

  So much to recap, but, the new play I wrote, “When We Were Goddesses” was a joy to produce through Liberated Muse and a wonderful cast to work with. You can get the details on the Liberated Muse website here. I was pleased, as this was the first official production that my daughter worked…

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Living Your Authentic Life

I went to Miami in mid-June to celebrate my partner’s birthday. Best vacation ever. No stress, blue waters, sand and sun. We went jet skiing, enjoyed fine dining and sunbathed. I hadn’t been to Miami in two years and hadn’t been to a beach or swimming since then. How had I let that happen? Most…

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New Production for Artscape 2017

Join me and my artist collective Liberated Muse Arts group on Saturday, July 22 at 4pm at the Baltimore Theatre Project as the Artscape festival presents our show “When We Were Goddesses”. The show is a free presentation at family friendly. Following in the tradition of my production “In Her Words”, the story presents musical…

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C3 Returns in July

The Artists Compound partners again with Liberated Muse Arts Group to present C3: Create, Connect, Conquer– An Artist Mixer on Thursday, July 13 @ 7pm at the RL Hotel in Baltimore. I host this event. The first one was last month in May and success! Below are two captures from the event. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FLiberatedMuseArts%2Fvideos%2F10154554410615544%2F&show_text=0&width=560 https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FLiberatedMuseArts%2Fvideos%2F10154554411750544%2F&show_text=0&width=560 If…

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Your Child’s Creativity

I am a co-host of the Dual Inspiration segment on WEAA 88.9 FM’s First Edition with Sean Yoes. Listen to the latest podcast of the show above. Listen to it live on Mondays at 6:30pm. I announce on my Facebook page when it is my week that I will be on. Like my page today.

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Casting for Extras for Upcoming Artscape Performance

I will be directing and producing a new production thru my arts company Liberated Muse. Liberated Muse Arts Group is seeking female extras for our upcoming production “When We Were Goddesses”, a sequel to our successful production IN HER WORDS. A truncated version of the production will debut during the Artscape festival in Baltimore on…

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C3: CREATE, CONNECT, CONQUER

This past Thursday, I hosted an artist mixer called C3: CREATE, CONNECT, CONQUER in Baltimore. The evening was wonderful. If you are interested in performing in the next mixer, email me at info@liberatedmuse.com https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FLiberatedMuseArts%2Fposts%2F10154512619020544&width=500 https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FLiberatedMuseArts%2Fvideos%2F10154514948375544%2F&show_text=0&width=560 https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FLiberatedMuseArts%2Fposts%2F10154512740400544&width=500 https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FLiberatedMuseArts%2Fposts%2F10154517853915544&width=500 You can stay in the loop with opportunities like this by joining the Liberated Muse Arts Group page…

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Thank You #ARTOMATIC!

I must have been really busy because, I didn’t have an opportunity to post all of April and some really great things took place during that month. One of the great things was ARTOMATIC that just ended this past May 8. I performed in ARTOMATIC on April 8 and 22 and then performed in the…

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Liberated Muse Volume III: Creases Expelled from the Fold

On March 18th in Baltimore, at the RL Hotel Inner Harbor, we celebrated the launch of the third book anthology in the Liberated Muse anthology series. The contributors include writers Tichaona Munhamo Chinyelu, Maura Alia Badji, Serena Wills, Zaccai Free, Virginia Spatz, Aziza Mariama, David Weeks, Shameeka Dream, Slangston Hughes and more.. Read the full…

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Fake Tweets, New Edition & A Growing Child

This weekend was flecked with bittersweetness as my 13 year-old auditioned for high school on Saturday. She will be starting high school this fall and these past few months have been busy with auditions and applications to schools in our area.  She is currently a drama major at a performing arts academy that she started…

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Not Just a Host, I Feature, Too…Join Me for a Night of AWE

Last night was a wonderfully delightful night of open mic goodness as I rocked the mic as the host of 5th Tuesday Open Mic at Busboys and Poets located at 14th and V in Washington DC. The featured artist was Star Johnson, a playwright based in the Washington DC area who dazzled us last night…

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New Co-Host on WEAA 88.9 FM

Journalist Sean Yoes, host of First Edition on WEAA  88.9FM, announced on his show last night that author, poet and motivational speaker Bathsheba Smithen and I are his new co-hosts of the “Be Inspired” segment, the second half of the “Hour of Power” at 6:30pm on Mondays on First Edition! If you’ve been following my…

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Support New Book About Girls in STEM

I am so happy for my client, Sasha Ariel! She announced a week ago the Kickstarter campaign for her book Sasha Tech Savvy Loves to Code! In less than a week, she reached her goal but is still accepting pre-orders of her book. I was honored to do the promo video for her campaign! You can…

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Listen to Interview on WEAA 88.9 FM with Sean Yoes

If you weren’t able to catch my appearance on First Edition with Sean Yoes on WEAA 88.9 FM yesterday, you can check out the recap here.  Many of us grew up with the expectations of others dictating our every move. Some of us have faced devastating loss that makes it hard to get up realize…

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Join Us for a Walk Down Poetry Lane in Feb 2017

“People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that’s a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.”-Lucille Clifton We celebrate  Ms. Clifton, Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee, Audre Lorde, and other fierce wordsmiths on Feb. 20th when Liberated Muse Arts Group takes “A Walk Down Poetry…

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In Studio Tonight with Sean Yoes of First Edition

  Good morning, everyone. Today at 6pm, I visit Sean Yoes of First Edition again in studio to continue our conversation from last month. You can recap the conversation below and then tune in tonight. You can listen to my song BE WHO YOU ARE below and download at khadijahmoon.com

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Be Who You Are Segment on WEAA 88.9 FM with Sean Yoes

Most of us get caught in personality loops, presenting what we think is appropriate and acceptable, yet living in a disloyal way to our true selves. Most of us operate from a perspective of how we can fit in and be least offensive, believing it is the pathway to being most successful. But, conflict does…

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20 Ways to Survive Trump’s America

The words below have been circulating, attributed to Yale historian and Holocaust expert Timothy Snyder. Read the original post here. Snyder is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Modern European History and East European Politics and Societies…

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Dear Artists: A Message About Support

To my fellow artists, entrepreneurs, people doing good things: Don’t ever waver because of what you perceive as lack of support from folks you know. It is not you. But, it could be your perception. When people I know are reluctant to spread word of my music or plays, refuse to refer to me by…

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The Love and Not-so-much Love I Have for Luke Cage

In October, Netflix debuted its newest Marvel superhero incarnation with the presentation of the bulletproof Luke Cage. It has taken me practically three months to process my thoughts about the show, indicating I would probably suck as a tv show reviewer required to shoot out next day reviews. But, I started this review the day…

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After 13 Years, Kwanzaa Song Will Be on iTunes

Hello everybody! My Kwanzaa song, written and recorded the year when the little person in the photo below– my daughter– was born, turns 13 today. To commemorate its birthday, I made it available on CD Baby, with placement on iTunes, Amazon, etc. to follow. Thanks for downloading and sharing! DOWNLOAD NOW

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We Are Who We Have Been Waiting For

I am inviting you to this event HERE. You can  read below if you want background info. If you have been following me for a while, you know that community organizing is at the root of what I do and who I am. My creative work as a performer, writer and educator always involved energy…

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Home Concerts with Khadijah

This message is for all of my social homebodies. You know who you are. You like to socialize with your friends, but, you of that age now where you don’t necessarily want to socialize with them outside the confines of your own home. You like music, but, the idea of having to stand up at…

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The New Smithsonian African-American Museum– Is There a Problem?

Unless you’ve been living in a sound-proof room with no television, internet or other people to converse with, you have heard that the new Smithsonian African-American museum is now open to the public. Last month, the president and a whole host of famous people attended the opening, welcoming the new museum to the fold of…

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The Responsibility of Black People Regarding Police Brutality

I am very frustrated reading and listening to arguments that suggest Black people are responsible for curbing police brutality. I am of the mindset that eradicating police brutality is not something that will, can or should happen by the hands of Black people. There is nothing Black people need to do or can do that…

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Purchase New CD “Song of a Space Cadet” Today

I am so excited about the great feedback I’ve been getting about my new CD “Song of a Space Cadet”. I’ve been selling copies at recent shows and would love for you to purchase it today directly from my website here. Here are some tracks below from my new CD: Download today! If you are…

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Join Me on Aug. 7: Soothing Sunday Music Concert Series at CSLDC

The Center for Spiritual Living-DC (CSLDC) presents the SOOTHING SUNDAY CELEBRATION concert music series featuring uplifting performers sharing messages of love, joy and peace through music. Come listen and meet the artist in these intimate concerts which are sure to uplift your soul. On Sunday, August 7, I am featured in this concert series that…

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Artscape 2016 Was Emotional and Expanding

I grew as an artist this past Saturday at my show “Song of A Space Cadet” that was presented by Artscape.   I shared my personal memoir of planetary influence, birth and death, attempted death and salvation. Of course, my late mother was a central character in the story, as was my daughter. I was…

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Upcoming Artscape Show Highlighting Music

  I’m so excited to have the opportunity to return to Artscape! This will be the third year in a row and I’m thrilled to be able to debut a show that will highlight my music and personal stories. Here is the description of the show found here: Khadijah Moon presents her one-woman show “Song…

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‘Wake’ and Listen

Happy Spring! I have been having a ball so far as artist-in-residence at the wonderful Center for Spiritual Living in Washington DC, located in the Phoenix Hotel across from Union Station. Each Sunday, I have had the opportunity to lead the congregation in uplifting song, whether playing my djembe or performing an original tune. I…

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Farewell to Prince George’s Community College

Join me next Tuesday, April 26th as I say good-bye to my wonderful students at the unveiling ceremony for the Spring 2016 issue of Reflections Literary & Arts Magazine. I have served as faculty advisor for Reflections Literary & Arts Magazine for two years at Prince George’s Community College and have had the pleasure of…

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Spring Highlights So Far

Thank you to all who sent texts and posted messages of support for my performances in late March and early April in Light City Baltimore. I performed three times during the morning Light City U conferences as a solo artist and part of my group Liberated Muse.   I also am proud to report that…

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Walker’s Legacy #Power50List

March is Women’s History Month and Walker’s Legacy is celebrating the contributions of women around the country with its inaugural Power50 List. According to their website, “These women have walked the walk, talked the talk and inspired a multitude of men and women within their community and beyond. Join us in honoring the 2016 Walker’s…

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Be In My Video ‘Be Who You Are’

Hello beautiful people! I will be shooting a video for my song “be who you are” in the coming weeks and would love for you to be a part of the video. The song is very important to me. It is about being authentic and true to yourself in a world that tries to sell…

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Register for the 1st Mid-Atlantic College Media Arts and Communication Conference

I will be speaker in the upcoming Mid-Atlantic College Media Arts & Communication Conference taking place this month. The inaugural Mid-Atlantic College Media Arts and Communication Conference (MCMACC) will take place on the campus of Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The theme of the conference is “Is Media…

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Join Me at Light City in Baltimore This Month

I am excited to announce that I will be a featured performing artist performing in three Light City U conferences this month. The inaugural Light City Baltimore features the 1.5 mile BGE Light Art Walk with 50 attractions including illuminated visual artworks, street theater, musical performances and concerts. The original artworks are by local, regional,…

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New Work Part of OpenStageDC’s New Works Reading Series

Thanks to everyone who came out last week for readings of two of my short plays as part of OpenStage’s New Works Reading series. Kudos to my Liberated Muse family Rayona Young, Lyn Artope and Dior Ashley Brown who wowed the audience with their talents. Shout-out to the other presenting playwrights and performers who took…

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My Experience at the Callback Audition for The Voice

I was invited to audition for the voice and I wanted to make a video of my experience to share because I spent the months leading up to the audition checking out other people’s videos and they were helpful. I added my experience to the mix, sharing some info and suggestions I wish I had…

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New Songs– Like & Share

Have an assortment of new songs I’ve begun posting. My producer and I are working tirelessly to produce songs for licensing for television and films and I’ve been uploading many of them on my Soundcloud page. Visit the page and listen, like and share. Let me know which ones you like best. Thanks in advance!

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Feature Q & A on New Digital Site LiquidAE (@LiquidAEMag)

Was happy to be featured recently in the new digital magazine LiquidAE where one of my writing peers Mr. Joe Walker is a contributing editor. Joe was a writer at SoulTrain.com when I was a writer there and he is a senior contributor there now. Check out the Q & A  

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A Look at How Grief Has Impacted the Creative Journey

I didn’t expect to break down in tears yesterday during the live recording of Cafecito Break, a live podcast hosted by Rosangel Perez and Ruthie Guten, but, I did. Experiencing two significant deaths less than two years apart has a way of unmasking your facade. My journey has been every bit about authenticity as it…

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Khadijah Moon NPR Tiny Desk Contest Submission

  Decided to do a Tiny Desk Contest video for Manic Ride. Could not get my producer/life partner/composer to accompany me on camera (he is beyond shy, and he already was in the other video which he was not too pleased about, so…) Check it out. It was fun. Listen to the studio recording here….

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Call for Submissions for Volume III in Liberated Muse Anthology Series

Call for Submissions: Liberated Muse Arts Publications, a program of Liberated Muse Arts Group, is opening a call for submissions for their third literary anthology volume Liberated Muse Volume III: Creases Expelled from the Fold.  This third volume will be edited by Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman, editor of Liberated Muse Volume I: How I Freed My…

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Sign Up For Your FREE Download of My New Book

The first of a series of publications I’m releasing comes out in February and I want you to get your free copy when it is here. Visit my website to get yours. I am excited! Below is an excerpt: You Are The One You Are Waiting For You are at work or on your computer,…

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‘Purple Wings’ Become a ‘Manic Ride’ (NEW MUSIC)

About three years ago, I shared a scratch version of a song I wrote that had once been a poem called “Manic Ride”. I called the song “Purple Wings”. Well, my producer boo and I finally finished the song at the end of 2015 and the song reverted back to its old name with an…

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New Websites, A Non-Glitchy Periscope Message and Holiday Offers

Hello Beautiful People! Thank you for still following this blog that I’ve been keeping up since 2009! I really appreciate it. Some of you have stuck in there with me over the years, commenting, sharing and liking and I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. If you visit the home page of this…

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