Baltimore native Maimouna Youssef is of Choctaw, African American, and Muslim heritage who was born into a family of exceptional artists deeply rooted in healing, spirituality and activism. She began singing traditional indigenous and African songs at four years old and began her music career at 16 years old. Throughout this evening you will be immersed in sounds of A Capella and musical elements to honor her ancestors. This timely healing concert will leave you transformed and uplifted. it will be a musical journey amplifying the soulful soundscapes that reflect the experiences of Maimouna's rich heritage.
Harlem Stage is proud to present this concert in recognition of “400 years of Inequality” in observance of the anniversary of 1619, when the first Africans were brought to Jamestown and sold into bondage; ‘Stolen Hands, Working Stolen Lands.’
Maimouna will be joined by her mother, Grandmother Walks on Water. "Mama Walks On Water as many call her, is the fourth generation of Native American, African sound healing women in her family. She was taught by her Choctaw mother, "Mountain Eagle Woman," and her Creek African grandmother to use the energy of sound to nourish the emotions, cleanse the spirit and to wake up the ancestral memory.