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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 as a performer,

including the famous Apollo Theatre in New York where she appeared on the television show

Showtime at the Apollo after wins during the weekly Amateur Night at the Apollo off-screen.

She has been featured in numerous festivals and events and  continues to be booked for private

industry shows.

 

Her music is a refreshing blend of meaningful lyrics and original arrangements brought to life by

astonishingly versatile vocals that are melodic and subtly seductive.

 

In 2016, she compiled her music into a one-woman show called Song of a Space Cadet and 

used music, poetry and monologues to share her memoir of how she  rebounded from personal and

national tragedy to create powerful art.

In 2016, she released the CD of music Song of a Space Cadet which included songs from the show,

including her early singles "Unbound", "hunger" and produced by her partner Ben "Beta" Dawson, Jr.

 

Khadijah was awarded a 2015 Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council in

Non-Classical Solo Performance and was recognized in 2012 as an Artist of Distinction by the

organization Womanifesting, Inc. and a Top Forty UNDER 40 in the Arts & Humanities

from the Prince George's County Social Innovation Fund.  

She performs regularly as a solo artist and part of the arts collective Liberated Muse Arts

Group which she founded in 2008.

 

She hosts 5th Tuesday Open Mic at the renowned  Busboys & Poets, located on 14th & V in Washington DC.

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)