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10/19 – Grammy-Nominated Vocalist Maimouna Youssef aka MuMu Fresh Comes to Harlem Stage

Harlem Stage Announces 2018 Fall Season 

Presenting Visionary Artists of Color 

 

 

Grammy-Nominated Vocalist Maimouna Youssef aka MuMu Fresh Performs Hits from Her Latest Album “Vintage Babies”

 

Friday October 19, 2018 – 7:30PM

 

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, join Maimouna Youssef aka MuMu Fresh, as she and her band perform songs from her rich body of work and latest album “Vintage Babies.” The evening will feature 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 Deskand 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 hastraveled 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/#music

EVENT DETAILS

Friday, October 19, 2018 

7:30pm 

HARLEM STAGE GATEHOUSE

150 Convent Avenue (at West 135th Street)

Uptown Nights: Maimouna Youssef

Tickets: $25

https://harlemstage.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F0W00000oAPyiUAG

 

“During a time in America and the world in which many of us feel impotent against the oppressive forces of the state, art enables us to respond, to speak truth to power, to resist and to attempt to transform. The time is now and the doors to the Harlem Stage Gatehouse are open” said Patricia Cruz, Executive Director of Harlem Stage.

 

Monique Martin, Director of Programming,said “This season Harlem Stage will continue to be a ‘Sanctuary Space’ for dialogue, bridge building and transcendent theater, music and dance. Artists from down the block, around the way and across the globe will present bespoke programs to ignite our imaginations, pose disrupting questions and ground us in our collective commitment to a world that honors everyone. We look forward to holding space with you and honoring our collective humanity.”

 

TICKETING INFORMATION

Box Office Location: Harlem Stage Gatehouse (150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, Manhattan).

Box Office Hours: Regular box office hours are 10AM–3PM Monday through Friday, except on performance days when the box office remains open until one hour after the start of the performance.

By Phone: 212.281.9240 ext. 19

Online:www.HarlemStage.org

 

ABOUT HARLEM STAGE 

Harlem Stage is the performing arts center that bridges Harlem’s cultural legacy to contemporary artists of color and dares to provide the artistic freedom that gives birth to new ideas.For over 35 years Harlem Stage has been one of the nation’s leading arts organizations, achieving this distinction through its work with artists of color and by facilitating a productive engagement with the communities it serves through the performing arts. With a long-standing tradition of supporting artists and organizations around the corner and across the globe, Harlem Stage boasts such legendary artists as Harry Belafonte, Max Roach, Sekou Sundiata, Abbey Lincoln, Sonia Sanchez, Eddie Palmieri, Maya Angelou and Tito Puente, as well as contemporary artists like Bill T. Jones, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Tamar-kali, Vijay Iyer, Mike Ladd, Stew, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jason Moran, José James, Nona Hendryx and more. Its education program each year provides over 1,000 New York City children with introduction and access to the rich diversity, excitement and inspiration of the performing arts. In 2006, Harlem Stage opened the landmarked, award-winning Harlem Stage Gatehouse. This once abandoned space, originally a pivotal source for distributing fresh water to New York City, is now a vital source of creativity, ideas and culture. Harlem Stage is a winner of the William Dawson Award for Programming Excellence and Sustained Achievement in Programming (Association of Performing Arts Presenters).

 

For more information on Harlem Stage, visit: www.harlemstage.org.

For a full list of donors, please visit: https://www.harlemstage.org/support/

 

Connect with Harlem Stage:

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Instagram @harlemstage

Twitter @myharlemstage

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