Kwanzaa in August (KIA) Festival

August 3-5, 2018


Commemorating our 10th anniversary, Liberated Muse Arts Group celebrates with the debut of Kwanzaa in August (KIA), an arts and empowerment festival focusing on the seven principles of Kwanzaa-- unity, self determination, cooperative economics, collective work & responsibility, purpose, creativity, and faith. Literary art, performance art, kid-centered presentations, film screenings, theatre, and a visual arts exhibit are highlights of this three-day festival. Click here for festival schedule.

Kwanzaa in August is a FREE Community Empowerment & Arts Festival!

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Written by Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman

Illustrated by Hook E. Free

Published by Liberated Muse Publications

Mariah's Maracas is a 32-page illustrated children's book about a little girl named Mariah. Mariah is excited about her school day because she gets to choose her band instrument for Ms. Rio's music time portion of class. She loves the drum, but, she learns about the maracas and has a change of heart. 

This story explains how it is ok to change your mind and like different things at the same time. Children will also learn about cultural significance of certain instruments in different parts of the world. Ms. Rio's fourth grade class is a multi-cultural mix of children who are descendants of people throughout the African diaspora. In each book of the series, children will learn about a different instrument that is played in different countries throughout the African diaspora. This book focuses on the maraca and its significance to people in Trinidad and Brazil. 

The author and illustrator will be at Kwanzaa in August Festival to sign copies of this new book! Children will receive a pair of maracas with purchase of each book at the festival.

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by Liberated Muse

Liberated Muse debuts AWAKENING, a tapestry of music--from jazzy blues and spoken word to soulful acapella ballads highlighting today's tumultuous times mixed with optimistic reverence to the power of Black womanhood.  This new project, produced by Chez Soleil Music Group and featuring music by multi-instrumentalist Ben Beta, features songs written by and featuring the dynamic vocal synergy of Liberated Muse members Colie Aziza, Anonamas, Lyn Artope and Khadijah Moon. The compilation features songs the troupe has performed in live shows and introduces new work, providing a soundtrack to contemporary social justice issues and celebrating the audacious spirit of resiliency and love for community.

"We Are" is a new song featured on the upcoming CD Awakening by Liberated Muse. You can attend the upcoming CD release during Kwanzaa in August Festival.

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"Kwanzaa Time is Here" is by Khadijah Moon, available on iTunes, and most online sellers. It is played with permission on this website.