Running: AMOK​-​- the Soundtrack

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released July 9, 2010

re-released 09 January 2011

new tracks released 02 February 2012

All songs written and arranged by Khadijah Ali-Coleman for artsyMoon Productions (ASCAP)

All music composed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Gary Young at MYST Studios.

Photography and Graphic Design: KhadijahOnline.com

Running: AMOK is a Liberated Muse Productions stage play.

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Running: AMOK-- the play Washington, D.C.

Running: AMOK debuted in the 2010 Capital Fringe Fest and was featured in a successful five-day run in 2011, presented by the DC Black Theater Festival (DCBTF) in May preceding the DCBTF summer festival.

"The play was funny, poignant, and emotional. "- DirtyPrettyThangs.com

"The songs are slow-burning little gems: some smoky, some bluesy, some sparkly."- DC Theatre Scene
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Track Name: Khadijah Ali-Coleman - Running: AMOK (monologue)
In Malaysia, long, long ago, little boys dreamed of when they would become big, powerful warriors. Protecting their family and village. The belief was that as powerful warriors, they would gain favor with the gods. Any failed missions, they believed, would bring disfavor and the wrath of their holy deities. So, unsurprisingly, with nothing to lose, the missions of these warriors, called the Amucos were frenzied and maniacal. Chaotic and explosive. From these warriors, who would commit suicide if a warring nation bested them in war, the word Amok derived, being used centuries later to explain the Malaysian phenomenon where males, particularly in the southeast asian countries, would seemingly kirk out in an unprovoked manner. Psychologists explained this behavior, this running amok, as a sudden explosion of internal tension created by a hierarchal society. Here in the states, bizarre behavior such as this is often called going postal. What’s ironic is that this concept is rarely connected to the female experience. While male emasculation lies emblazoned at the root of running amok, there is no explanation, no psychological diagnosis of what happens when a woman is suddenly teetering on the edge. Maybe, our instance of running amok is called motherhood.
Track Name: Khadijah Ali-Coleman - Running: AMOK (prologue)
In Malaysia, long, long ago, little boys dreamed of when they would become big, powerful warriors. Protecting their family and village. The belief was that as powerful warriors, they would gain favor with the gods. Any failed missions, they believed, would bring disfavor and the wrath of their holy deities. So, unsurprisingly, with nothing to lose, the missions of these warriors, called the Amucos were frenzied and maniacal. Chaotic and explosive. From these warriors, who would commit suicide if a warring nation bested them in war, the word Amok derived, being used centuries later to explain the Malaysian phenomenon where males, particularly in the southeast asian countries, would seemingly kirk out in an unprovoked manner. Psychologists explained this behavior, this running amok, as a sudden explosion of internal tension created by a hierarchal society. Here in the states, bizarre behavior such as this is often called going postal. What’s ironic is that this concept is rarely connected to the female experience. While male emasculation lies emblazoned at the root of running amok, there is no explanation, no psychological diagnosis of what happens when a woman is suddenly teetering on the edge. Maybe, our instance of running amok is called motherhood.