Mumu Fresh

Thu, Sep. 19 thru Sat, Sep. 21, 2019

Mumu Fresh is presented as part of Duke Performances’ Building Bridges Initiative, funded, in part, by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art & the National Endowment for the Arts, & co-sponsored by the Duke Islamic Studies Center & the Duke University Middle East Studies Center.

Maimouna Youssef (aka Mumu Fresh), grew up pivoting between genres and styles — singing gospel and jazz with her mother in an African-American Muslim household and drawing inspiration from her Choctaw and Muscogee grandparents. Following a GRAMMY nomination for her vocal work with The Roots, Youssef has blossomed into a unique musical force.

This September, Duke Performances will host Youssef for a three-day residency, part of its ongoing Building Bridges: Muslims in America initiative, culminating in a performance at The Pinhook in downtown Durham.