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Maimouna Youssef At Harlem Stage

Harlem Stage continues to build upon its already strong programming.  This was very much evident in a recent performance I saw featuring Maimouna Youssef (aka MuMu Fresh.)  The Grammy-nominated artist frequently performs with The Roots and has appeared twice on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert; once with August Greene (8 minute mark) and another feature set.   Seamlessly blending rap with elements of jazz and gospel, along with incredible story telling MuMu Fresh and her band electrified the stage.  It was one of the best shows I have seen in awhile so be sure to check out any of her upcoming tour dates.    Maimouna Youssef at Harlem Stage

Harlem Stage is located on 135th street and Convent Avenue adjacent to City College of New York.  This is one of my favorite venues in the city.  The building was once part of the Croton Aqueduct system that was integral in distributing water to the city’s residents and now has new life hosting world class art, dance and music programming.

Harlem Stage will continue to bring in some of the best talent with the remainder of their 2018 fall series including performances by Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakite, a DJ Dance Party and Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Scope.  And be on the lookout for the upcoming 2019 spring lineup.

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