An Intimate Evening with Ms. Lauryn Hill

10 11 2006

In celebration of the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express – an intimate evening with Ms. Lauryn Hill.

An Intimate Evening with Ms. Lauryn HillAmong her music choices this evening – about 10 songs into the set – it does appear she handles the move from hip-hop to other atyles quite well with her rendition of Bob Marley’s “Zimbabwe” like she owned it, and the crowd agreed. Right now she is belting out “Heat Wave” a song that the older members of the audience at least know.Now, among the music critics, her voice might have been smoother and the band a bit more polished, but no one left too early and it’s past eleven o”clock.

Wearing her hair in a giant Afro, the one thing we noticed from the start is she repeated phrases and used improvised and snaked words around the rhythms. It made her sound mystical with sound, lots of it. Her music blended afro-pop and jazz with a hint of hip-hop.

The worst thing about it was that she started an hour late with no apology, but for most of us that see a concert – any concert – from the nose bleed section, this was a treat.

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