Tonight is the fifth part of our series Nisa’a/Women: Muslim Cultural Identity-Six Women on Stage and in Conversation. Nisa’a celebrates the powerful artistry of women with roots in Muslim communities in the U.S. and around the world. During extended engagements in the city, these artists perform and participate in conversations with students at Baltimore City schools and audiences at the Creative Alliance. The dialogue focuses on challenging prevalent stereotypes and building a deeper understanding of the vast artistic identity that is part of the extraordinarily diverse Muslim cultural world.
About Maimouna Youssef:
A practicing Muslim, born in Baltimore and raised in DC, R&B singer Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh is experiencing an explosion of attention thanks to an NPR Tiny Desk Concert that has so far garnered over 440k views and counting.
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.
Maimouna Youssef has shared stages with music giants such as Sting, Nas, Common, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Ed Sheeran, Queen Latifah, Bobby McFerrin, Jill Scott, D’Angelo, Aloe Blacc, Bruno Mars, Jussie Smollett, Fred Yonnet, Dave Chappelle, Yasiin Bey, Angelique Kidjo, Lalah Hathaway, Femi Kuti, and more. Mumu Fresh has traveled the worldwide as a supporting vocalist for legends such as Congolese vocal a capella group Zap Mama and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’s house band The Roots, and is currently on tour with Grammy & Oscar Award winner Common.
This show will cap off a few days of workshop engagement events in which Youssef will share her artistry and story with Baltimore students and community groups.
This show is a standing room event with limited seating available. Please contact the box office for accessibility concerns. firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is made possible through The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts’ Building Bridges Program. The mission of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s Building Bridges Program is to advance relationships, increase understanding and reduce bias between Muslim and non-Muslim communities.
FRI FEB 15 | 8PM | $15, $12 MEMBERS (+$3 At the door)