BIG NEWS Pipeline has a pair of tickets to see Ms. Lauryn Hill on Saturday, April 9 as part of the Soul’d Out Music Festival. The Hot 8 Brass Band out of New Orleans has just been announced as Ms. Hill’s opener; this is one show you’re not going to want to miss. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Friday, April 1.
From our sponsors at Soul’d Out:
MS. LAURYN HILL
w/ Hot 8 Brass Band
Saturday, April 9
8 p.m. | $55-100 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets at TicketMaster
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Lauryn Hill has changed the way we hear music. With one album, The Mis-Education of Lauryn Hill, Ms. Hill brought previously deemed difficult issues of justice and equality to a massive audience. Never before had “Popular” music been crafted with such depth and consciousness—and the accolades that followed are a testament to the importance of her works.
Following Ms. Hill’s ascendancy (from the hugely successful Hip-Hop group The Fugees on to her own solo releases), one can see the trajectory has always been one of commitment to a higher calling—using music as an instrument to help affect social change. Following years spent raising her children and family, Ms. Hill is here now to show that some things never change, even while everything else seems to.
Hot 8 Brass Band Info + Videos after the jump…
About the Hot 8 Brass Band:
Soul’d Out Music Festival is proud to announce that New Orleans’ legends Hot 8 Brass Band will be artists in residence at this year’s festivities, with scheduled appearances with Ms. Lauryn Hill on April 9, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears on April 10 and a very special appearance backing Mos Def on April 16. In the in-between time, Hot 8 will be popping up around town at many of the other mid-week shows, spreading their infectious swamp-land groove wherever they go.
Formed in 1995, Hot 8 blends elements of Hip Hop, R&B, Funk & Jazz in their booming brass sound. Longtime regulars on the NOLA circuit, appearing at countless second lines over the years, as well being a fixture at all major regional festivals —New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Voodoo Fest, Zulu Festival.