Liberated Muse Productions was born in early 2008 when two good friends decided to join forces and present a festival to the DC metro area. The idea was for the festival to be a venue for DC-based soul and hip-hop acts to get exposure while linking festival-goers to businesses and services found in the area.
The first festival-- the Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest-- debuted in the summer of 2008 and drew large crowds to the Marvin Gaye Park area located east of the river in DC. This park, renovated from its former history as "Needle Park", attracted folk who typically did not come outside of the northwest area of DC to find their entertainment. A tradition was born.
On July 25, 2009 in Marvin Gaye Park, the Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest will take place again. This time, the line-up is even fiercer and the mission is the same. Visit http://www.capitalhiphopsoulfest.com/ to get details.
The featured book at the fest is another Liberated Muse Production. "Liberated Muse Volume I: How I Freed My Soul". The book, an anthology of writings and visual art which revolve around the concept of "freedom", will debut this summer. It is edited by Liberated Muse Productions co-founder Khadijah Ali-Coleman and features work by notable writers from around the world and a foreword by author Ananda Leeke.
We are celebrating the release of this book.
Click on the dates of the upcoming book celebrations for more details:
Readings from the book, "Liberated Muse Volume I: How I Freed My Soul" will be read by contributing writers Farah Lawal, Maureen Mulima, and Shant'a Monroe with live performances by Dee Stone, Anonamas, Quineice Clarkson, Gary Young & James Terrell.
PURCHASE THE BOOK HERE: http://outskirtspress.com/webpage.php?ISBN=978-1-4327-2415-3