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.
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.