Liberated Muse Arts Group

Our Past Events

Liberated Muse Arts Group has been producing community events since 2008. Most of the events revolved around expression and performance while some also served as fundraisers and advocacy events. From the To Haiti, With Love 2010 fundraiser for victims of the Haitian earthquake of 2010 to our annual Juneteenth events and showcases at The ARTOMATIC, Liberated Muse has served and highlighted a niche of community-minded artists who use their platform for social justice. Our events have ranged in size and impact with some of our signature events highlighted below.


Writer's Guide to the Library of Congress (2024), Virtual

Nicholas Alexander Brown-Cáceres, Assistant Chief of the Library of Congress Music Division, joined Prince George's County's Poet Laureate and founder of Liberated Muse Arts Group, Khadijah Ali-Coleman, for the virtual presentation, "Writer's Guide to the Library of Congress". In this enlightening discussion, Brown-Cáceres shared valuable insights into navigating the resources and treasures of the Library of Congress, the largest music library in the world. From research strategies to accessing rare collections, this presentation by Brown-Cáceres offers writers of all backgrounds and genres invaluable tips and tools to using the Library of Congress to enhance their creative endeavors.

Kwanzaa in August (2018), Anacostia Arts Center, Washington DC

Kwanzaa in August (K.I.A.) is an initiative that kicked off August 3-5, 2018 east of the river in Washington, D.C. at the Anacostia Arts Center.  The festival features music, workshops, and feature presentations that promote the ideals of the seven principles known as the Nguzo Saba. The seven principles of Unity, Self-Determination Collective Work & Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith are inherent in the programming that takes place during this initiative that encourages community involvement.

Kwanzaa in August is presented by Liberated Muse Arts Group and began as a commemoration of Liberated Muse's 10th anniversary as a collective of artists presenting quality multi-disciplinary cultural arts programming.  Learn more about Kwanzaa In August by clicking here

The Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest (2008-2010), Marvin Gaye Park, Washington, DC

The Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest was conceived in 2008 by community activist Maceo Thomas & Khadijah Ali-Coleman as Liberated Muse Productions, a now defunct production company. The duo co-produced this event to provide a platform for DC area artists to showcase their talents while bringing attention to the Ward 7 community the festival was held. Joining artists, small business owners and music lovers alike, the festival enjoyed three years of substantial success as a landmark tradition in the Deanwood community's revitalized Marvin Gaye Park. Past acts have included Gods'illa, Teisha Marie, Mello D & the Rados, Mycah Chevalier, Christylez, Kokayi, The Bangladesh Project, Enoch 7th Prophet, The 5th L, Marcel and the Truth, Tamika Love Jones, Chaquis Maliq, Kenny Wesley and more!

#theSPILL (2015), The Black Squirrel, Washington, DC and Terra Cafe, Baltimore, MD

The Spill — displayed as #theSPILL–was a live performance series that Liberated Muse produced in 2015. It featured professional and emerging singers, poets/spoken word artists and musicians who are all about the art of creatively expressing themselves. This dynamic open mic and performance series debuted in Washington, DC in March 2015 and attracted talented performers from all over the region for six months before moving the popular event to Baltimore. Featured artists have spanned genres of music and spoken word and have included hip-hop artists Enoch 7th Prophet and Last Born Child, soul singers Brian Christopher and Nia Simmons, jazz artist Chad Carter, reggae artists Chaddy Royal and Anjahla and more!

Creative Creatives Creating/Connecting (C3) (2017-2020), RL Hotel, Baltimore, MD, Alice's Jazz & Cultural Society, Washington, DC & Online

C3: Creative | Creatives | Creating/Connecting is an artist mixer and performance series presented by Liberated Muse Arts Group that ran from 2017-2019 at RL Hotel in Baltimore and later moved to DC to Alice's Jazz and Cultural Society. In 2020, during COVID-19, the series resumed virtually.

Fundraisers at The Potter's House in DC (2009-2013)

Liberated Muse Arts Group produced over a dozen fundraisers for various causes ranging from Haiti relief to scholarship assistance for at-risk youth. The fundraisers took place at the Potter's House in Washington DC from 2009-2013 and featured performances by over three dozen creatives who donated their time. Featured performers/artists have included Teisha Marie, Dee Stone, James Terrell, the Walidane Drummers, Head-Roc, Enoch 7th Prophet, Quineice, Gary Young, William Henderson, D. Marq, Colie Williams, Anonomas Grooves, The Bangladesh Project, ChoKe, Craig Johnson, Charles Wright, Margaux Delotte-Bennett, and others.