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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Performances at the @ARTOMATIC This Week and in December

I loooovvveeee The ARTOMATIC. Will be there this Friday at 3pm for a solo set then at 6pm with my sister circle Liberated Muse. Come Out and Hang with Me! Oh, and click on the link and learn about ARTOMATIC if you have no idea what I’m talking about.   Can’t wait to see you!

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Write Tea Podcast Interview with Khadijah Moon

I love talking about my process, my muse and all things in between when it comes to writing and creating an arts space for myself. I got the opportunity to do that this past summer with writer Rahima Rice who interviewed me for her podcast Write Tea. She released the interview last month and I…

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#SocInnFest2015 Highlights Efforts to Abolish Mass Incarceration

This past week, I participated in DC’s Social Innovation Festival as an artist-in-residence. The Social Innovation Festival took place September 9th – 13th in Washington, DC, hosted by DC+Acumen aiming to empower, inform, and connect DC’s community of changemakers. This year’s Festival, Creating Social Innovation Through Tech, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, was a celebration of how…

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Recap of DC Poetry Festival Set

Performing at the Carter Barron Amphitheater in Washington DC’s Rock Creek Park was a dream come true. The venue is simply beautiful at night. The outside space is hypnotic. I performed with my group Liberated Muse this past Friday for the DC Poetry Festival honoring Gil Scott-Heron. Here are some highlights from our tribute to…

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Free Acting Class at DC Public Library This Friday

I’m teaching an acting workshop this Friday! On Friday, August 14, using the principles of Image Theatre as developed by innovator Augusto Boal, this interactive drop-in workshop for teens will challenge them to be expressive as performers using their body language to convey meaning effectively. Read more here

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Artscape 2015 Recap

I had a ball at Artscape this year. Below are clips with my artist collective Liberated Muse. You can check out other clips on my Instagram account.

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Watch Khadijah Moon on PBS’ “To the Contrary”

Earlier this month when I had the opportunity to share my music and poems on WPFW, I had been contacted by the PBS show “To the Contrary” to see if they could film my radio performance. Here are filmed excerpts of three pieces I performed. The first piece “Do We Convene” is very meaningful to…

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Khadijah Moon at Artscape 2015 in Baltimore

This week, I hope you join me for three events that are near and dear to me! First up, this Wednesday is my arts organization’s monthly open mic and performance series #theSPILL! Watch a video here of last month’s edition of #theSPILL. This monthly event is attended by some of the Washington DC area’s hottest…

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Recap of this Past Weekend

Happy Summer! We are in the thick of the summer and I can’t be happier. I really, really need some beach in my life, but, until that happens, I’m going to keep performing and sharing the messages in my poems, plays and music. This past weekend, I got to do just that with an appearance…

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Download New Single This Week for Free

I have a wonderful life partner, a co-parent who makes every Mother’s day wonderful for me. I request every other year a photo shoot with my good cameras. As an artist, new promo shots are always a hot commodity and he is an awesome photographer. This year, our daughter was his photo assistant. We always…

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Pre-Mother’s Day Gift: Get Your Tickets Now to Madame Breezy’s Speakeasy

I am so excited about the upcoming show I’m a part of called Madame Breezy’s Speakeasy. All dandies and dames are invited to “Madame Breezy’s Speakeasy”, an interactive show experience. There is currently nothing like it happening in the DC area now. Without giving too much away, we encourage you to come prepared to channel…

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Watch Highlights from National Cherry Blossom Festival Performance

Had a great time this past Wednesday as a performer on the Tidal Basin Cultural Stage at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. I was jamming with my friend Quinton Randall who hails from Baltimore, MD. Quinton and I have performed twice in the past week and we performed together last summer in…

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Khadijah Moon Performs at National Cherry Blossom Festival on April 1st

Performing my originals and some of my favorite covers, I will be at the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival, accompanied by my friend, bluesman Q Randall, on guitar. Check the flyer above for more details. This is a free show for the whole family.  Visit here for more upcoming shows.

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New Single ‘Free Falling’ Now On Sale

I have finally released my second single which I had intended to release last year before the passing of my mother. I wrote and co-produced this track and I’m particularly proud of my first go round with production. My producer Ben Beta, of course, did the heavy work with instrumentation and his bass work on…

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#BlackLivesMatter in New Take on Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit’

Last month, I shared with you a post on artists using their talent to address the current spate of police brutality and general racial injustice that smears this country’s history. In that post, I shared that my friend, singer Colie Williams, had chosen to do a remake of Billie Holiday’s song “Strange Fruit” as she…

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#BlackPoetsSpeakOut and Other Artists Activate Space in Protest

In less than two weeks, two grand juries have decided that there will be no indictment of the policemen responsible for the murder of Black New Yorker Eric Garner and the 18 year-old Black teen Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The blatant injustice of these decisions indicate a reality that has long been present but…

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Feeling ‘Unbound’ on ‘The Cellar’ on BLIS FM

On October 27th, I was interviewed on the BLIS FM television radio show “The Cellar”, hosted by Richard Glover, a wine sommelier. The topic of the show was healthy drinking and I was taught how to test clarity in a wine, sniff it and pair it with fine dining. I was the musical guest on…

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“The Cellar” Performance on BLIS FM on Oct. 27th

Hope all is well your way. I’m hanging in there and would like to invite you to check me out for a live performance online week after next on “The Cellar” on BLIS FM. “The Cellar” is an innovative forum inciting provocative discussions about wine and the luxurious lifestyles that accompany wine consumers. The show…

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Phenomenal Woman: A Tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou was a heroine. From her work during the civil rights movement in the US and  her efforts to fight colonization in Africa, to her riveting poetry and her maternal presence, Dr. Maya Angelou was a larger-than-life presence to us all. In honor of this great woman who passed away May 2014, I…

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NEW POEM: Speak (NSFW)

(Video above displays performance from July 17, 2014 performance at La-Ti-Do at Black Fox Lounge in Washington, DC) SPEAK I speak soft so I won’t yell, so that I won’t seem too angry So you won’t think I’m crazy So you will want to date me So I can’t scream if you rape me I…

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Featured Poet @ Upcoming Award-Winning La-Ti-Do Weekly Showcase

On Monday, July 14, I return to the stage at La-Ti-Do, a weekly musical theater and spoken word showcase held at Black Fox Lounge in Washington, DC. I will be the featured poet and some of the ladies I’ve worked with in my plays will be singing as we represent my volunteer-run organization Liberated Muse…

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WHUR-FM this Week, Sharing Poetry

Two months ago I was interviewed by Joe Gorham on WHUR-FM and shared some of my written work. The show was recorded and will air this Wednesday, July 2 at midnight (so, actually, it is Thursday morning, to be technical.) My daughter took the shot above as I shared some of my work. Joe and…

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Image Theatre Workshop at Artscape 2014

“Image theatre begins with movement to achieve a static result. Participants are asked to ‘mold’ and ‘sculpt’ their own bodies or those of others into individual representations of a particular situation, emotion, or idea, and then move into a group and re-form the images they have created to form a picture or ‘image’. Boal’s philosophy…

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IN HER WORDS 2014 Tour A Hit!

The IN HER WORDS 2014 Tour so far has included stops in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia, with a final show slated with a return to Washington DC. I’ve had such an incredible feeling of accomplishment with this show. I conceived it after being inspired by an interview with Lena Horne from the 1960’s and…

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