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Ms. Lauryn Hill has announced Diaspora Calling!, a charity festival from April 13-15 at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, presented in association with TIDAL X. The festival will “present a series of events, focusing on various forms of visual art, and featuring performances by artists from Africa, and throughout the African diaspora.” Performers on April 15 include Hill, Machel Montano (Trinidad), Stephen “Ragga” Marley (Jamaica), Stonebwoy (Ghana), and more. … Friday’s event will be livestreamed, pre-paywall, via TIDAL.

Read more at Pitchfork.

Diaspora Calling! Music Festival 2016


Ms. Lauryn Hill joined The Weeknd for a performance of his song “In The Night” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch the clip below:


Ms. Lauryn Hill will perform at the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Friday, April 29. Ticket information is available at NOJazzFest.com.

The festival, located at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, runs from April 22-May 1. Read the full lineup.

2016 New Orleans Jazz Fest


Ms. Lauryn Hill has been nominated for two NAACP Image Awards in the following categories for her work on Nina Simone Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone:

  • Outstanding Female Artist
  • Outstanding Song – Traditional for “Feeling Good”

The 47th NAACP Image Awards will air live on February 5 at 9 p.m. ET on TV One. Congratulations to all of the nominees.

Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone


Watch Ms. Lauryn Hill’s electrifying debut concert in Nigeria on Okayafrica TV.


The White House joined Spotify today, creating daytime and evening playlists featuring some of President Obama’s favorite summer songs. On the evening playlist — Ms. Lauryn Hill’s “Nothing Even Matters.” Enjoy the full “Night” playlist, featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill, below!

The President’s Summer Playlist: Night

  1. My Favorite Things – John Coltrane
  2. Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean) – Beyoncé
  3. Moondance – Van Morrison
  4. Is Your Love Big Enough? – Lianne La Havas
  5. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – Al Green
  6. Red & White & Blue & Gold – Aoife O’Donovan
  7. Nothing Even Matters – Lauryn Hill
  8. The Best Is Yet to Come – Frank Sinatra
  9. You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
  10. I Found My Everything – Mary J. Blige
  11. Help Me – Joni Mitchell
  12. I’ve Got Dreams to Remember – Otis Redding
  13. Suzanne – Leonard Cohen
  14. Feeling Good – Nina Simone
  15. Stubborn Love – The Lumineers
  16. Until – Cassandra Wilson
  17. UMI Says – Mos Def
  18. The Very Thought of You – Billie Holiday
  19. Flamenco Sketches – Miles Davis
  20. Woo – Erykah Badu

Ms. Lauryn Hill made a special performance of “Feeling Good” from Nina Simone Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch the video!


Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone

The world is talking about the legendary Nina Simone and today with the release of her tribute album, NINA REVISITED: A Tribute To Nina Simone, the chatter will surely continue! Released via REVIVE Music/RCA Records, the tribute albums features covers of some of Simone’s most classic songs with appearances from Ms. Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Common, Usher, Jazmine Sullivan, Alice Smith, Lisa Simone (daughter of Nina Simone).

As a special treat to fans, Google Play is offering an exclusive deluxe version of NINA REVISITED: A Tribute To Nina Simone. The deluxe version will include two additional renditions of “Stars” & “Mississippi Goddam” performed by Lisa Simone and much buzzed about newcomer, Andra Day. As part of Google Play’s “Album Of The Week” series, this deluxe version of the album will be available to fans for free from July 10th – July 16th.

Download The Free Deluxe Version NINA REVISITED: A Tribute To Nina Simone On Google Play Here – https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=B7xp5op4lihvf5kk6uekdyle7j4

NINA REVISITED: A Tribute to Nina Simone Tracklisting
01 My Mama Could Sing (Intro) – Lisa Simone
02 Feeling Good – Ms. Lauryn Hill
03 I’ve Got Life – Ms. Lauryn Hill
04 Ne Me Quitte Pas – Ms. Lauryn Hill
05 Baltimore – Jazmine Sullivan
06 Love Me Or Leave Me – GRACE
07 My Baby Just Cares For Me – Usher
08 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Mary J. Blige
09 Sinnerman – Gregory Porter
10 We Are Young Gifted & Black – Common & Lalah Hathaway
11 I Put A Spell On You – Alice Smith
12 I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl – Lisa Simone
13 Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair – Ms. Lauryn Hill
14 Wild Is The Wind – Ms. Lauryn Hill
15 African Mailman (Instrumental)
16 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free – Nina Simone
17 Stars – Lisa Simone
18 Mississippi Goddam – Andra Day

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