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Published on October 14th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby

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Grammy Nominated Vocalist Maimouna Youssef aka MuMu Fresh Talks Upcoming Harlem Stage Appearances and New Project “The Healing”

Back Story – Maimouna Youssef aka MuMu Fresh received a Grammy nomination for her vocal contribution to The Roots hit “Don’t Feel Right” in 2007.  Since then the singer, emcee, songwriter, activist, mentor and workshop facilitator has been making waves in the international Indie music scene as both a solo and accompanying artist. Her 17-track all original album “Vintage Babies” featuring TDE’s SIR, Common, Malik Yusef and Ra Brown, made its mark with its single “Shine Your Light” placing at number 6 on UK Indie music charts. In 2018, Maimouna received international acclaim for a featured performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Series alongside Common, Robert Glasper, Karriem Riggins, Black Thought and DJ Dummy. As a United States Musical Ambassador, Maimouna’s lyrical prowess coupled with her commitment to activism and social justice has taken her around the globe as a musician, thought leader and facilitator. Maimouna has shared the stage with Black Thought, Sting, Nas, Common, Dave Chappelle, Lauryn Hill,Erykah Badu, Femi Kuti, Fred Yonnet, and has traveled across the world as a supporting vocalist for legend such as Congolese Vocal Acapella group Zap Mama, Late night Jimmy Fallon’s band, The Roots, and Common

On October 17th Maimouna will appear at Harlem Stage for a dynamic conversation with Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité that will dive deep into the alchemical power of Hip Hop culture and music to move the crowd and transform lives. Using her platform as a US Global Hip Hop Ambassador to disrupt, instigate and inspire, MuMu Fresh, kicks off her 2nd year residency in conversation sharing the impact of her music and culture globally. Her lyrics land as a rallying cry and a prayer. She has blessed the mic across the globe with dynamic lyricism, powerhouse vocals and messages of liberation.

Following discussion it’s on to two nights of performances  at Harlem Stage from the GRAMMY-nominated vocalist and MC Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Hype Magazine caught up with this amazing talent for a brief conversation about her upcoming appearances at Harlem Stage, her recently recorded album “The Healing” and her motivation behind her music as a vocalist as well as an MC. Tune In!



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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.


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