Lauryn Hill unleashes a fierce performance of her track “Lost Ones” mixed with Fela Kuti’s ”Zombie” in a new live video filmed during a Paris concert in September.
Joined by Kuti’s son, Seun Kuti, and the Afrobeat legend’s former band, Egypt 80, the unique mashup of Hill’s Miseducation cut and Kuti’s 1976 classic begins at a fever pitch and hardly lets up for nearly seven minutes. After opening with an overhauled, big band rendition of “Lost Ones,” Hill continues to speed up her steady rocking verses into a breathless torrent as the band deftly transitions into “Zombie.” The MC hardly misses a beat as she keeps pace with the frenetic guitar and riotous horns, while Seun Kuti unleashes a blazing saxophone solo.
The Paris performance was part of a Fela Kuti tribute, though Hill has been touring for much of the year and has added additional dates to her MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series.
Hill resumes the trek tonight, November 15th, in San Diego, while the expanded slate includes an additional show in Miami, December 11th, as well as 2017 stops in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Nashville and Atlanta. Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 will join Hill on several of the remaining MLH Caravan dates.
Lauryn Hill MLH: Caravan Tour Dates
November 15 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
November 16 – Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
November 27 – Austin, TX @ Moody Theater
November 29 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec
December 1 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
December 6 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey
December 8 – Lake Buena Vista @ House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista
December 9 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
December 11 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
December 13 – Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre, Murat Theatre
December 15 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theatre
December 18 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
January 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall For The Performing Arts
February 2 – Cincinnati, OH @ Aronoff Center For The Arts
February 4 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
February 6 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
February 7 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
February 9 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
February 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
February 23 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
February 25 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
April 28 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater