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Indigenous Goddess Gang

Creating a space for sharing medicine through poetry, food & seed knowledge, herbalism, music and more. This is a space for reclaiming knowledge from an indigenous feminist lens. Each issue we will continue to grow and share the knowledge of our matriarchs and share that medicine. 

Indigenous Goddess Gang is a space intended for INDIGENOUS people. We've had our land taken from us, we've had our cultures taken from us,  we've had our languages taken from us. This is a step towards reclaiming our knowledge, identity and medicine.  This site is not intended for exploiting or appropriating.  Tread lightly and respectfully. 

Maimouna Youssef

Maimouna Youssef

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Maimouna Youssef (Cherokee/Choctaw/Creek) aka Mumu Fresh is a Grammy-nominated singer, emcee, songwriter, activist, mentor and workshop facilitator has been making waves in the international Indie music scene as a solo and accompanying artist.

Born and raised in Baltimore into a large artistic family — she's one of 14 kids — Youssef grew up singing traditional Native American, Jazz and Gospel music. She discovered hip-hop in her teens and learned how to rap with the help (or coaxing) of her older brother.

She attended the prestigious Duke Ellington High School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. where she further honed her craft and sharpened her artistic purpose. The resulting genre-spanning musical style is one that seamlessly marries her various influences with spirituality-infused, often socially-conscious lyrics.

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The message I hope to convey to my listeners is one of truth, empowerment, spiritual upliftment and healing.
— Maimouna Youssef

She released her highly anticipated and widely praised first full-length solo album, “The Blooming,” in September 2011. The leading single “I Got A Man” produced by award-winning DJ Jazzy Jeff went on to become selected as the theme music to BET’s original series Being Mary Jane. Mumu Fresh has traveled the worldwide 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.

She has received recognition from several local non-profit organizations such as One Common Unity, Bmore News, and Womb Work Productions as well as Mayor Luis Fernando Castellanos Cal of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico for her outstanding service and commitment to the youth worldwide. There’s so much on the horizon for Maimouna Youssef’s rising star. Follow her on social media @mumufresh and stay tuned for her next great adventure on the worldwide music scene


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