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Watch Lauryn Hill Play a Live Mash-Up of 'Lost Ones' with Fela Kuti's 'Zombie'

Ms. Lauryn Hill was joined onstage by Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 for a high-energy mash-up of "Lost Ones" with Fela's 1976 classic "Zombie."

Here's a much needed pick-me-up for us all.


Ms. Lauryn Hill recently played the Fela Kuti Tribute concert in Paris on September 8. During that show, she was joined onstage by Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 for a high-energy mash-up of "Lost Ones" with Fela's 1976 classic, "Zombie"—a cutting attack on Nigerian soldiers and the military.

Watch Ms. Hill kick things off with a renewed version of "Lost Ones" in the live video above. The band's gears shift into "Zombie" around a minute-and-a-half into the performance, when Seun comes out with his saxophone and tears the house down.

Lauryn Hill's added dates to her The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series, during which she'll be joined by Seun & Egypt 80.

Photo illustration by Aaron Leaf

Ms. Hill's mentioned: “The MLH Caravan allows me to continue the theme of unity and celebration of the many facets of cultural and artistic beauty throughout the African diaspora while on tour this summer and fall. In these days of tension, tumult and transition, an exchange of this kind can yield direction, expression, understanding and empowerment as well as connection, self Love and appreciation that hopefully overflows into our respective communities.”

See the full list of new MLH Caravan North American dates below. Grab tickets here.

ADDITIONAL + REMAINING MLH CARAVAN TOUR DATES

11/15/16 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues

11/16/16 - Riverside, CA - Riverside Municipal Auditorium

11/27/16 - Austin, TX - Moody Theater

11/29/16 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec

12/1/16 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre

12/6/16 - St. Petersburg, FL - Mahaffey

12/8/16 - Lake Buena Vista - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista

12/9/16 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

12/11/16 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

12/13/16 - Indianapolis, IN - Old National Centre - Murat Theatre

12/15/16 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace Theatre

12/18/16 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring

1/31/17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall For The Performing Arts

2/2/17 - Cincinnati, OH - Aronoff Center For The Arts

2/4/17 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre

2/6/17 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live

2/7/17 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre

2/9/17 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

2/14/17 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle

2/23/17 - Boston, MA - Wang Theatre

2/25/17 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall

4/28/17 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater

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Photo: Kelenna Ogboso.

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