The first single from Maimouna (Mumu Fresh) Youssef and Dj Dummy’s new and much anticipated Vintage Babies album, is entitled “ShineYour Light” and will be released on July 14th, 2017.

Shine Your Light is a call to all those with ears to hear and to shine their personal soul’s light in the face of any and all adversity. The lyrics paint the picture of the tough political and social climate of Urban Brown America while still managing to show you the beauty that resides inside of the struggle.

Shine your Light will be available in digital formats: BANDCAMP ITUNES  CD BABYand all streaming channels: SPOTIFY SOUNDCLOUD


Since receiving a Grammy nomination for her vocal contribution to The Roots hit “Don’t Feel Right” in 2007, the singer, emcee, and songwriter Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh has been making waves in the Indie music scene as a solo artist and is only just beginning.

Maimouna has shared stages with music giants such as Sting, Nas, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, Bobby Mcferrin, Talib Kweli, Jill Scott, D’Angelo, Maxwell, Aloe Blacc, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Dead Prez, Angelique Kidjo, Lalah Hathaway, Will Downing, Femi Kuti, Cody ChestnuTT, and more.

Mumu Fresh has traveled the world wide 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.

Maimouna has rocked the stages of many renowned venues such as Denver Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater, New York City’s Legendary Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, The Kennedy Center, & Carter Barron Amphitheater, in Washington DC as well as national and international festivals and venues such as Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival, South Africa’s Cape Town Jazz Festival, the legendary New Africa Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria, Art of Cool Festival in Durham NC, The Capital Jazz Cruise, The Grammys Festival At Sea, and Beverly Bond’s Black Girls Rock! In 2016 she was elected to serve as a governor for the DC chapter of the Recording Academy’s Grammy Board.

She released her first Solo EP, ‘Black Magic Woman,’ independently in March of 2011, and her highly anticipated and widely praised first full-length solo album, ‘The Blooming,’ in September of the same year. Maimouna’s 2014 project, “The Reintroduction of Mumu Fresh,” showcased her sharp rhyming skills as an emcee and her strong commitment to providing a balanced perspective on current social, racial, political, gender and class issues.

In 2016 Maimouna recorded a full-length project with Grammy Award Winning producer 9th Wonder and The Soul Council scheduled to be released in 2017. She is currently finishing her 3rd studio album which will feature heavy hitter producers such as Jay Cole’s touring DJ and producer, DJ Dummy, hitman Chucky Thompson, Rapper/Actor Common and Afrobeat Legend Femi Kuti among others.


Digital outlets:  BANDCAMP ITUNES  CD BABY

Streaming services: SPOTIFY SOUNDCLOUD



7/18/17 – Lowdown Hudson Music Festival, New York City

7/20/17 – Common & The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – Heinz Hall – Pittsburgh PA

7/22/17 – Spirit Of Nina Tribute Concert, Buffalo NY

7/24/17 – SVUDL Summer Debate Institute – Santa Clara University,  Santa Clara CA

726/17  – Sophie’s Parlor radio show on WPFW, Washington DC

7/29/17 –  Nexus Global Summit Featuring Maimouna Youssef, New York City

7/30/17 – Creative Nomads Exchange Series – Baltimore MD


8/2/17 Spur of The Moment featuring Maimouna Youssef @ Blues Alley – DC

8/3/17 Revival Series featuring Maimouna Youssef @ Ivy City Smoke House – DC

8/5/17 Spirit Festival with Common – Merriweather Post Pavilion -Columbia MD

8/12/17 Richmond Jazz Festival with Common, Richmond VA

8/18/17Hradec Kralove with Common – Czech Republic

8/19/17  Out 4 Fame Festival with Common – Dortmund, Germany

8/21/17   Imagine Justice Community Show with Common – Sacramento, CA

8/30/17  Vintage Babies Listening party with Creative Nomads,  Baltimore MD

8/31/17   Maimouna Youssef & Dj Dummy Album Release Party


9/16/17 Green Music Center Rohnert Park, CA

9/17/17  Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey, CA