New York, NY –Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown venue that for over 35 years has promoted the creative legacy of Harlem and artists of color from around the corner and across the globe, is proud to present its Fall 2018 season of performances. The season is curated by Monique Martin, recently appointed Director of Programming for Harlem Stage and features artists who #Disrupt and take creative risk.
On Friday, October 19th, Maimouna Youssef aka MuMu Fresh, and her band performed songs from her rich body of work and latest album “Vintage Babies.” The evening featured an opening set by DJ Beauty and the Beatz.
Since receiving a Grammy nomination for her vocal contribution to The Roots hit “Don’t Feel Right” in 2007, the singer, emcee, songwriter, activist, mentor and workshop facilitator has been making waves in the international Indie music scene as a solo and accompanying artist. Her newest 17-track all original album “Vintage Babies” featuring TDE’s SIR, Common, Malik Yusef, and Ra Brown, is already making its mark with its single “Shine Your Light” placing at number 6 on UK Indie music charts.
Maimouna comes to Harlem Stage fresh off of her recent concert on NPR’s Tiny Desk and breakout performance with August Green earlier this year. 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 legends such as Congolese Vocal Acapella group Zap Mama, Late night Jimmy Fallon’s band, The Roots, and Common.
To listen to tracks from Maimouna’s newest album “Vintage Babies” visit: http://maimounayoussef.com/