Lauryn Hill

Ms. Lauryn Hill with guests Hot 8 Brass Band

Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC

Tue, May 24, 2011 08:00 PM

Oh snap I saw this a moment ago and had flutters and to think I almost bought a ticket to see her in Seattle… Seems as thought tickets are not yet on sale but they are going to go quick you know that, I am trying to get some more information if she is solo or with a band.  UPDATE: Gman says it’s with a band..!!

For those who don’t know:

Lauryn Noelle Hill (born May 25, 1975)[1] is an American recording artist, musician, producer and actress. Early in her career, she established her reputation as a member of the Fugees. In 1998, she launched her solo career with the release of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The recording earned Hill five Grammy Awards, including the coveted Album of the Year and Best New Artist.[2]

Following the success of her debut album, Hill largely dropped out of public view, in part due to her displeasure with fame and the music industry. After a four-year hiatus, she released MTV Unplugged No. 2.0, a live recording of “deeply personal songs” performed mostly solo with an acoustic guitar.[1] In more recent years, Lauryn Hill has recorded songs for soundtracks and mixtapes, as well as performing live at several music festivals. To date, she still avoids publicity, and is the mother of five children with Rohan Marley, the fourth son of reggae musician Bob Marley.[3]


Can’t Take My Eyes Off You


I can almost not listen to this album and that song as it reminds me of a very sad time in my life, where my partner aborted our child with out my knowledge, I found out later…


Hot 8 Brass Band

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Hot 8 Brass Band

Hot 8 playing funeral for New Orleans blogger Ashley Morris, April 2008
Background information
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana
Genres Jazz, Hip hop, Funk
Years active 1995–Present
Labels Tru Thoughts

The Hot 8 Brass Band is a New Orleans based brass band that blends hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with traditional New Orleans brass sounds. It was formed by Bennie Pete, Jerome Jones, and Harry Cook in 1995[1], the merging of two earlier bands, the Looney Tunes Brass Band and the High Steppers Brass Band.[2]

Since June 2007 the band has been signed to the UK’s Tru Thoughts label[3], that label’s first U.S. act.[4]



[edit] Music

The Hot 8 Brass Band plays in second line parades hosted Sunday afternoons by Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs[1]; in the New Orleans metropolitan area they also play at traditional jazz funerals[5] and at local jazz nightclubs.

They play regularly at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and have played in the Zulu Parade, San Antonio Zulu Association Festival, the City of New Orleans New Year‘s Celebration and Mo’ Fest, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and the Master P music video “Hootie Hoo”. The Hot 8 Brass Band has also toured in Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Finland and England.[6]

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Hot 8 Brass Band was propelled to wider prominence by an appearance in Spike Lee‘s 2006 documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. Because of this appearance, according to National Public Radio, “A new legion of fans caught onto the band’s mix of traditional marching music, hip hop, and R&B.”[5]

In 2009, the band add its unique New Orleans style to a Iko Iko cover song of the Swiss band Schtärneföifi who rerecorded their Swiss German version from 1995 “Heicho – Ohni Znacht is Bed” together with The Dixie Cups in New Orleans. The song was released on the new album “Wältberüemt”.[7][8]

Sexual Healing

One Response to “Lauryn Hill”

  1. Alvin says:

    Very well written. I remember Miss Hill and that album was amazing! I remember the video as well: I was living in the US and the video was played frequently. I am not sure if it was played as much in Canada…She is an amazing woman and a very talented artist.

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