Mumu Fresh Delivers A Must See “Tiny Desk” Set & Debuts New Song With Black Thought
“Maimouna is a very special and unique artist. From the first time I heard her I thought, man this woman is really going to impact music and do something groundbreaking that touches and moves people ” Common
No stranger to the “Tiny Desk” stage, Mumu Fresh returns to Tinydesk after appearing with with August Greene (Common, Karriem Riggins & Robert Glasper) this past February.
She kicks off her set with powerful performance of “Ink Pata,” this ode to powerful women and cultural ancestry pays homage to Native Americans spiritual rituals of old and spoke in the Lakota language and then transitions sublimely into “Miracle.”
“Say My Name” is a tribute to Sandra Bland and many other women whose voices dare to be heard and whose stories haunt us all until we remember their names. The performance concludes by coming full circle, as Black Thought and Mumu premiere a new, untitled track that was specifically written for Tiny Desk.
“It was a blessing getting to rock with someone near and dear to me” Thought commented.
Since receiving a Grammy nomination for her vocal contributions to The Roots hit “Don’t Feel Right,” the Baltimore born and DC raised singer, emcee, songwriter, activist, musical healer and cultural philanthropist Maimouna Youssef (AKA Mumu Fresh) has been making huge waves as both a solo and accompanying artist across a diverse spectrum of mediums.
Mumu has also branched out into film and television, lending an unforgettable performance on Dave Chappelle’s hip-hop documentary Block Party, making a cameo appearance in the 2017 hit movie Girls Trip and contributed soundtrack work to OWN Network’s Queen Sugar, “Contradiction’s Maze,” where she collaborated with Oddisee. Further, Mumu’s “Roll On Sista” has also been featured on a national advertising campaign from Ford Motor Company.
Later this year, Mumu will release a new project with Grammy Award Winning producer 9th Wonder & The Soul Council entitled, Been Here Before, which will feature Rapsody & Musiq SoulChild among others.
Watch Mumu Fresh’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert With Special Guest Black Thought below!