Feb.16th-18th: Kev Choice featured on “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill tribute at Yerba Buena Center For The Arts in SF!

16 Feb

UnderCover & Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Presents: A Tribute To Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Kev Choice Ensemble will be featured on this incredible event!!

UnderCover & Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Presents: A Tribute To Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Yerba Buena Center For The Arts -701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

Admission: $35-45
Doors: 9pm
Show: 9:30pm
All Ages – ADA Accessible

GUEST MUSIC DIRECTOR – Meklit

Here is the lineup of a stellar list of Bay Area bands doing one song from this classic album!
1. Lost Ones – Femme Deadly Venoms (Hip Hop/Electronica)
2. Ex-Factor – Cosa Nostra Strings feat. Lilan Kane (Acoustic/Chamber/Soul)
3. To Zion – RUBaDUB POSSE (Reggae)
4. Doo Wop (That Thing) – Babii Cris (Social Conscious Hip Hop)
5. Superstar – Howard Wiley and Extra Nappy (Authentic Black American)
6. Final Hour – Kev Choice (Hip Hop/Jazz/Soul/Funk)
7. When It Hurts So Bad – FR333 feat. Astu (Hydra-Hop)
8. I Used to Love Him – Josh Jones Latin Ensemble (Latin)
9. Forgive Them Father – Inspector Gadje feat. Sandman (Balkan Brass)
10. Every Ghetto, Every City – Noah Kibreab (Acoustic Soul)
11. Nothing Even Matters – Meklit (Ethio-Jazz)
12. Everything Is Everything – Katdelic (Funk/Soul/Rock)
13. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – Osa Vocal Rush (Soul/A Capella)
14. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol(Jazz/Blues/Beyond)
15. Tell Him – SOL Development (Movement Music)

Hosted by Lyz Luke
Projections & Stage Design by Rachel Znerold
Video Art by Phil Elleston II
Artwork by R.Black
Opening Dance Performance by Mini Mix’d of Mix’d Ingrdnts Dance Company

Lauryn Hill inspired countless souls with the release of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Effortlessly combining soul, hip hop, and reggae, it showcased the confident vision of a young woman dealing with modern life – love, heartbreak, spirituality, racism – with the wisdom and aplomb of an old soul. 18 years later, the album still holds up as a modern classic, and it’s influence can be heard in the next generation of artists like Kehlani and Chance the Rapper.

YBCA and UnderCover present a showcase of local Bay Area artists in a performance that pays homage to the Grammy award–winning artist Ms. Lauryn Hill. Over 75 diverse musical artists each lend their unique creative voices to a song from her iconic soul and hip hop album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Reinterpreting the classic record from start to finish, they create a musical cross-pollination that is unusual to encounter in a single bill. Clas/sick Hip Hop, now in its third iteration, is an artful platform that surfaces questions about the role of hip hop through music, movement, and the politics of freedom. This year YBCA explores gender norms in hip hop culture, highlighting the presence and impact of femininity in a subculture that has historically been undergirded by hyper-masculinity and violence. UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill reflects on gender in unique ways while also responding to ongoing curatorial inquiries into the viability of hip hop at a contemporary arts center. We ask ourselves how we can embrace its rapidly changing form as it takes new shape across the domestic landscape and is transposed within international bodies. Clas/sick Hip Hop is our vehicle.

Kev Choice was Lauryn Hill’s musical director 2006-2007, touring in Hawaii, Japan, Brazil, and throughout Europe with the Grammy winning artist.


“UnderCover productions have become storied, stylistically encompassing events that maximize the talent pool by limiting each act to a single song.” – SF Chronicle

“…there are some performances you’ll be talking about for the entire year.”- SF Weekly

“…a vast, all-encompassing experience. We watched as the musical territory staked out got larger and larger, and the connection between making music and going to concerts got closer and closer. In short: It was great.” – The Bay Bridged

“Beyond the racial and gender divides” – KPFA 94.1 FM

“Building Bridges” – Oakland Magazine

Winner of SF Weekly and San Francisco Bay Guardian “Best of” Awards

Don’t miss this!!

 

 

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