Fresh off of her American Music Abroad tour throughout Central America where she served as a musical ambassador for The United States, Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh is ready to share her latest musical creations with the world. Baltimore born, and DC raised, with a name and presence that makes you wonder ‘what part of the world is she from?’ Maimouna Youssef is a global citizen, a musical healer, a cultural philanthropist and a community pillar. 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 Acapella group Zap Mama, Late night Jimmy Fallon’s band, The Roots and is currently on tour with Grammy & Oscar award winner, Common.
This Duke Ellington School of The Arts graduate has a discography that spans from 2006 to the present day with 6 solo and group projects under her belt. She released her highly anticipated and widely praised first full-length solo album, “The Blooming,” in September 2011. The leading single “I Got A Man” produced by award-winning DJ Jazzy Jeff went on to become selected as the theme music to BET’s original series Being Mary Jane. In 2016 Maimouna recorded a full-length project with Grammy Award Winning producer 9th Wonder and The Soul Council and most recently in 2017 she released another full-length album with producer and Musical Director for J. Cole, DJ Dummy the Genius. The 17-track all original album entitled Vintage Babies.
Maimouna Youssef’s film credits include a spot on the soundtrack of OWN network’s Queen Sugar with international rapper Oddisee, a cameo performance in the 2017 Hit movie “Girls’ Trip”, and let’s not forget her memorable performance in the 2007 hip-hop documentary film “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party”.
Behind the scenes, Youssef serves as a governor of the DC chapter of the Recording Academy’s Grammy Board as well as a mentor for several Grammy U affiliated young aspiring artists. In 2016 she launched her very own artist development company, MKY Entertainment Group.