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Lauryn Hill to Star at Copley Symphony Hall Tonight

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Former Fugees singer and current solo artist Lauryn Hill will be making an appearance at the Copley Symphony Hall tonight at six pm.

Hill, who dropped out of the public eye in 2000, released her first song in 10 years in 2013, which is titled “Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix).” Indeed, long-time fans of the controversial musician have found this most recent work to deviate from her earlier renowned songs like the cover of “Killing Me Softly,” for a more robust rap style of melody.

Prior to her most recent release, Hill had received wide acclaim after the release of “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” which has been her most lucrative album since she went solo in 1997. The highly touted album eventually garnered five Grammy Awards.

Tonight’s appearance will be in congruency with her recent announcement of The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series, which began on earlier this year in Philadelphia, PA. The event has been a celebration in surveying the varying cultural pockets of Africa along with many guest performances. The guest star has been a recent emergence in the Nigerian music scene, Seun Anikulapo Kuti, who will be performing at the venue.

Kuti became the sole inheritor of his father’s band, Egypt 80, at the age of 14. Since then, he has toured the world with the band while releasing his newest addition entitled, “From Africa With Fury: Rise,” which released in 2011. Kuti, who will be performing alongside Hill for the 12th appearance of the concert series, has taken his father’s mantle since his death by furthering his band as the lead singer and saxophone player.

Many of Kuti’s styles of music offer a synthetic blend with Hill’s, which offers a commentary on the political and historical controversies happening in Nigeria and Africa at large. Their synonymous musical genres are expected to show old and new fans a unique and rich experience at a venue that has hosted a numerous amount of talented and diverse musicians in the past.

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