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KHADIJAH MOON

singer/songwriter/poet

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Khadijah carries a room like few others

in the DC Songwriters circuit.

With a persona so powerful,

she makes even the unabashed pay attention.”

-JA Thueson, founder of Songwriters & Poets

 

 

 

If you love honest and free expression, you will love Khadijah Moon. Khadijah Moon is an eclectic blend of soul, rock,spoken word, funk and jazz. She crafts artful stories through song with powerful lyrics and brilliant arrangements. With a three- octave vocal range, Khadijah Moon is inspired by lush musical landscapes that fuse musical flavors in creative ways. Khadijah Moon delivers a pleasurable aural experience that will hook and inspire you. Come closer, stay open and enjoy the sounds.

 

 

Since the start of her career, Khadijah Moon has appeared on numerous stages showcasing her talents as a versatile singer with incredible depth and musical instinct. She has appeared on renowned stages such as the Apollo Theater in New York and has shared billing at local and national festivals featuring artists such as George Clinton and Parliament, Wyclef Jean, Sheila E., Ayanna Gregory and more.  

As a spoken word artist, she was featured for two years as a poet-in-residence at Busboys & Poets in Washington, DC and has edited three volumes of the Liberated Muse anthology series featuring writers and visual artists from around the world. As a poet, singer and playwright, she has served as the Creative Director of the arts collective Liberated Muse Arts Group which she founded in 2008.

 

 

In 2016, Khadijah compiled her music into a one-woman show called Song of a Space Cadet, presented by Artscape, the nation's second largest arts festival. The production featured music, poetry and monologues to share her memoir of how she rebounded from personal and national tragedy to create powerful art. Soon after, she released a CD of the music from the show that is available on iTunes, TIDAL, Amazon.com and other online sellers.

 

Honored for her artistic efforts, Khadijah has been awarded a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Non-Classical Solo Performance, been named a Top Forty UNDER 40 in the Arts & Humanities from the Prince George's County Social Innovation Fund and selected as an Artist of Distinction by the organization Womanifesting, Inc.

 

You can hear Khadijah Moon weekly on WEAA 88.9 FM as co-host of an inspiration segment on First Edition with Sean Yoes

 

 

Places You May Have Seen/Heard

Khadijah Moon:

Television/Film/Radio
WTTG Fox 5 Morning Show
• WAMU 88.5 FM “Metro Connection” (NPR)
• WHUR 96.3 FM “Joe’s Café” and “The Michael Baisden Show” (Howard University)
• WPFW 89.3 FM “Live at 5”  (Pacifica Radio)
• Showtime at the Apollo

Venues
• Carter Barron Amphitheatre (Washington, DC)
• Smithsonian Institute (Washington, DC)
– Anacostia Community Museum
– National Folklife Festival
• Busboys & Poets (Washington, DC)
• United States Peace Corps Headquarters (Washington, DC)
• Environmental Protection Agency (Washington, DC)
• Mr. Henry’s (Washington, DC)
• Hillyer Art Space (Washington, DC)
• Mellow Mushroom (Washington, DC)
• Black Fox Lounge (Washington, DC)
• The Black Squirrel (Washington, DC)
• The Potter’s House (Washington, DC)
• DC Public Library System (Washington, DC)
• Annie’s Art Gallery (Camp Springs, MD)
• ArtSpring (Silver Spring, MD)
• The Bonifant Theatre (Silver Spring, MD)
• The Round House Theatre (Silver Spring, MD)
• Vicino’s (Silver Spring, MD)
• Germano’s (Baltimore, MD)
• Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD)
• Baltimore Theatre Project (Baltimore, MD)
• Alexandria Public Library System (Alexandria, VA)
• Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria, VA)
• Little Black Pearl (Chicago, IL)

Festivals/Conferences
• Light City Balitmore (2016)

• DC Poetry Festival (2015)
• Art Sanctuary’s Black Writing Festival (2015)
• Artscape (2016, 2015, 2014)
• Baltimore Book Festival (2015, 2014)
• Art All Night DC (2014)
• Humanities, Art and Technology Festival (2013)
• Adams Morgan Day Festival (2013)
• Figment DC (2012)
• Black Age of Comics (2010)
• BlogHer ‘10
• Artomatic (2009, 2012)
• Capital Fringe Festival (2009, 2010)
• Pedagogy and Theater of the Oppressed Conference (2009)
• The Green Festival (2009)