Monday, July 26, 2010

Thanks for Your Support of the 3rd Annual Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest

The third annual Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest took place during the hottest day of the summer with record highs reaching past 102 degrees! Special thanks to those who came out and braved the heat with us!
(In photo: WKYS' Antonio the Cuban Cigar Smoker & MahoganyBooks led a book drive during the 3rd annual Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest)

(In photo: Enoch 7th Prophet & a member of the PR team for performer Dionne)

(In photo: Singer Quineice performed tribute songs to Marvin Gaye)

Do you have photos from the 3rd annual Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest? If so, we would love to post them on our Facebook fan page. Email them to us at

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Liberated Muse is 'Running: AMOK' for the last show in the Capital Fringe Fest

Today is the last show of Liberated Muse's theatre production Running: AMOK in the 5th Annual Capital Fringe Fest. One audience member from last night's show, Ledia Hill, from Baltimore remarked,
"WHAT A FABULOUS PERFORMANCE!!!! ...We are so glad we saw the show. You became the characters. You took us with you. I cannot say enough.... You guys have something so special to look forward to and should be so proud and honored. Thanks for letting us know so we would not miss this event."
Sudani Scott and Lyn Artope rehearse for Running: AMOK's opening in the Capital Fringe Fest

Be sure to catch today's last show, which DC Theatre Scene calls a “…calm, confident musical performance piece..." with songs that "...are slow-burning little gems: some smoky, some bluesy, some sparkly."

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Liberated Muse on WPFW w/Keanna Faircloth

As we busily promote our two events-- The Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest and our theatre production Running: AMOK, we have had wonderful opportunities to share about both events on WPFW 89.3 which is a Pacifica radio station that focuses on news from the people. Liberated Muse's Khadijah "Moon" Ali-Coleman went on Keanna Faircloth's show last Tuesday with vocalist Quineice to promote both events and this week, Liberated Muse's Maceo Thomas will be a guest on the hip-hop show The Soul Controllers with artists who will perform in this week's Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest. Be sure to turn your dial to listen and we will see you on Saturday at the festival!

You can check out Running: AMOK this week as well.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Running: AMOK Soundtrack on sale NOW

(In photo: Sudani Scott who plays the character "Camille" peforms the song "I Wanna Be You" at the June 24 play teaser at Annie's Art Gallery in Camp Springs, MD. Photo by PG County Gazette)

The soundtrack to the stage play "Running: AMOK" was released yesterday, July 9 on The soundtrack includes eight songs from the play featuring the vocals of singers Teisha Marie, Quineice, Dionne, Angela "Anonamas" Ballard and newcomer Sudani Scott. All songs were written by the play's creator Khadijah Ali-Coleman, with music composed by musician Gary Young who is co-producer of the play's Capital Fringe Fest run. 
The play debuts in the Capital Fringe Fest on Tuesday, July 20 at the Goethe-Institut located at 812 7th St., NW in Washington DC and runs until July 25. Running: AMOK is a Liberated Muse Production.

You can purchase the soundtrack HERE and buy tickets to the show HERE.

Read the Prince George's County Gazette's recent article on the Capital Fringe Fest by Zoe Tillman which includes mention of the play "Running: AMOK".

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Running: AMOK Soundtrack Goes On Sale July 9th! Listen to Sample Tracks on

The soundtrack to the play Running: AMOK will be on sale this coming Friday, July 9 on You can listen NOW to sample tracks from the soundtrack on The songs "LeShell's Song", "Something Else" and "I Wanna Be You" are uploaded on for a listen and were recently performed at the teaser show for the play that was held on June 24 at Annie's Art Gallery. The song "LeShell's Song", which features vocalist Quineice,  was released with the first video promotion of the play. All music is produced and composed by Gary Young. Lyrics by Khadijah Ali-Coleman

The play Running: AMOK runs July 20-25 in the Capital Fringe Fest held in Washington, DC. Visit for more info on the play.

Check out below more photos from the play's teaser show on June 24.
All photos courtesy of Sudani Scott

 (In photo: Khadijah "Moon" Ali-Coleman, director & playwright of "Running: AMOK, co-hosts the teaser show with DeWayne Alston of

 (In photo: Actress/singer Teisha Marie performs "I Wanna Be You" from the play "Running: AMOK" at the teaser show)

 (In photo: Singer/actress Quineice performs the song "I Wanna Be You" from the play "Running: AMOK")

 (In photo: Singer/Actress Dionne performs "Something Else" as the character Mama Belle)

 (In photo: Actress Sudani Scott performs an original poem during the Q & A session)

 (In photo: Over 50 people came to check out the teaser show for the play Running: AMOK, enjoying free cocktails and desserts)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Janelle Monae Tips on the 'Tightrope' in Different Outfits

Ok, the title was necessary because of my perception of this fascination with why Janelle Monae tends to wear the same ensemble each time she performs. While I personally couldn't give a damn, apparantly, it angers a few, or, at least, just rubs them the wrong way. She addresses that very issue as she spits some verse in this "Tightrope" remix that we shared with you last month on And, as you can imagine, she does it in the effortless fashion that is her MO. Janelle is one bad lady. Bad, as in good. The video is nice, with Ms.Monae striking some poses in her monochrome gear and doing her "Tightrope" dance that she makes look easier than it is. A fan of Lupe Fiasco, I was thrilled to see him featured physically as well as vocally in the vid alongside the cute newcomer B.o.B who is rocking a sailor cap cocked to the side, a fashion trend I never thought I'd see surface as a male accessory in the 21st century. But, as I learned with skinny jeans, anything is possible.

Be sure to visit to listen to new tracks off of Janelle's latest drop ArchAndroid. We had an online listening party in May and may just have to do it again before leaves the Ning network.  STAY TUNED!