Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D. is a multidisciplinary artist with work that includes plays, music, books, spoken word, film and curatorial practice.
ABOUT THE STORY
Mariah wakes up excited for the day. She gets to choose her music instrument for the school year and she can’t wait!
This wonderful book introduces children to different percussive instruments while also introducing the connections between people and music all over the world. This is the first book in a series of books featuring different children from Ms. Rio’s class.
Recommended for readers in grades K-2
Performance Art/Spoken Word
A Reaction to the Play
View from the Porch (2020)
“That renovated library was not what we walked to.” True. Washington Highlands Library was there, and the single screen Atlantic Theatre. What fond memories of growing up in SE DC are conjured by listening. I remember the roses my mother tended, too. #historymatters #Ward8 #eotr https://t.co/RlbGnNwEFq pic.twitter.com/H5qdyce8cf— Vanessa Renee Williams (@williamsvanessa) May 5, 2022
Dr. Ali-Coleman has produced, lead curated or co-curated over three dozen exhibits, festivals, and multi-disciplinary events since 2001.
- The exhibit Flying Towards Freedom: Migration Stories of Maryland Families which was presented by the museum and installed at the Prince George's County Memorial Library System's Oxon Hill branch. The exhibit ran from February 2020 to the end of March 2020. The exhibit, inspired by the book Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, featured the historical journey of Black families who migrated to Maryland, including her own family.
- The visual arts exhibit unboxed/unbroken: A Celebration of Black Resilience for the 2018 Kwanzaa in August festival that took place at the Anacostia Arts Gallery in Washington, D.C. This exhibit featured work by Patrick Smith, ZO, Malandela Zulu, Hook E. Free and more.
- The monthly forum titled, Sunday Scholar Salon held at the Prince George's County African American Museum and Cultural Center during her tenure as Scholar-in-Residence. The topics drew from her educational and professional expertise in education, arts, African-American history and culture.
- The film festival unboxed/unbroken for the 2018 Kwanzaa in August festival that took place at the Anacostia Arts Gallery in Washington, D.C. This film festival featured work by Pamela Woolford, Kia Reed, and Cynthia Dorsey.
- The Read, a showcase of short plays for the 2018 Kwanzaa in August festival that took place at the Anacostia Arts Gallery in Washington, D.C. This play readings featured work by Ebony Rosemond and Deirdre Gantt.
- The Capital Hip Hop Soul Festival (curated the performace stages and served as operations manager 2008-2010) featuring over three dozen performers over three summers, including Kenny Wesley, Tamika Love Jones, Deja Belle, Christylez Bacon, Substantial, Mello D and the Rados, Godiseus, The 5th L, Teisha Marie, Cool Cee Brown, and more.
- Creative Creatives Creating (C3) Performance Series that was staged at the Red Lion Hotel (Baltimore, MD), Alice's Jazz and Cultural Society (Washington, DC) and virtually (curated performance stage 2016-2020) featuring performances by over a dozen artists including Dior Ashley Brown, Olu Butterfly, The Bangladesh Project, Madeline Farrington, Too Much Damn Theatre, Terry Borderline, Enoch 7th Prophet, Quinton Randall, and more.
- The GRIND film festival (2018) at Morgan State University, presented by the MSU Graduate Student Association