The Gathering: Maimouna Youssef and Elena Pinderhughes (Virtual Event)

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Monday / November 9, 2020 / 6:30 pm
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Maimouna Youssef, also known as Mumu Fresh, is a Grammy-nominated singer, MC, songwriter, activist, and hip-hop artist. In 2018, Youssef was awarded the post of Musical Ambassador for the United States and traveled to Central America to support the rights of young women. Her stage shows have been described as unique and spiritual experiences, captivating audiences in world-famous venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and many more. 

Elena Pinderhughes is a flutist and vocalist from the Bay Area, California. Fluent in many styles, she has won numerous best soloist awards at festivals and from DownBeat magazine. She was a member of the Young Musicians Choral Orchestra, the San Fransisco Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Grammy Band, as well as the recipient of the 2013 YoungArts Gold Award, the U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts award, and DownBeat's 2016 Rising Star Flutist. Pinderhughes has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the White House, the Kennedy Center, and many more. 

The Gathering is an ongoing series presented by the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice. These events, which are open to the greater Berklee community, feature performances, guest lectures, workshops, and discussions with gender equity as a guiding principle.

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