Performance

UnderCover Presents:

A Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Feb 16 2017 — Feb 18 2017
This Performance is now closed
Part of
Clas/sick Hip Hop
Description

Fifteen Bay Area ensembles pay homage to Grammy award–winning, iconic artist Lauryn Hill, lending their unique, creative voices to songs from her timeless soul and hip hop album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Reinterpreting the classic record from start to finish, they create a musical cross-pollination ranging from jazz undertones, hip hop, Latin rhythms, and high-energy. 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.

This year, Clas/sick Hip Hop, explores gender norms in hip hop culture, celebrating the presence and impact of femininity in a subculture that has historically been characterized by hyper-masculinity and violence. Dance performance Opposing Forces, with artist Amy O’Neal, responds to society’s binary frameworks through dance styles like breaking and cyphering. UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, spotlights the work of the iconic artist whose first solo album shaped a woman’s perspective on everything from relationships to life in the hood, in a genre and industry dominated by men. Sixteen Bay Area ensembles pay homage to the Grammy award–winning iconic artist by lending their unique, creative voices to the classic songs we know and love. Be there for the return of Clas/sick Hip Hop. Move and be moved.

Ticket info

Regular Admission:

Thu Feb 16:
Floor/Standing: $35 advance, $40 at the door
Risers/Seated: $45 advance, $50 at the door

Fri Feb 17 & Sat Feb 18:
Floor/Standing: $40 advance, $45 at the door
Risers/Seated: $50 advance, $55 at the door

Student, Senior, Teacher: Discounts available.
Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787.

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Seated Package
$60-$65
Includes a seat to Amy O’Neal’s Opposing Forces and riser/seat access to UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Standing Package
$50-$55
Includes a seat to Amy O’Neal’s Opposing Forces and standing/floor access to UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

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Bios

About UnderCover Presents

UnderCover Presents is an award-winning team of arts enablers dedicated to exposing audiences to a wide variety of quality local acts. Established in 2010, they have paid tribute to 12 influential albums, from Joni Mitchell to Sly & The Family Stone. They have worked with over 100 Bay Area bands. UnderCover reinterprets albums with one song per band. Each band doesn’t merely “cover” a song, but presents the track in their own creative voice.

Directed by: Meklit Hadero

Ensembles:

Femme Deadly Venoms
Lost Ones  
(Hip Hop/Electronica)

Cosa Nostra Strings
Ex-Factor
(Acoustic/Chamber/Soul)

The RUBaDUB Posse
To Zion
(Reggae)

Babii Cris
Doo Wop (That Thing)
(Social Conscious Hip Hop)

Howard Wiley & Extra
NappySuperstar
(Authentic Black American)

Kev Choice Ensemble
Final Hour
(Hip Hop/Jazz/Soul/Funk)

 

FR333 feat. Astu
When It Hurts So Bad
(Hydra-Hop)

Josh Jones Latin Ensemble
I Used to Love Him
(Latin)

Inspector Gadje feat. Sandman
Forgive Them Father
(Balkan Brass)

Every City – Noah Kibreab
Every Ghetto
(Soul)

Meklit
Nothing Even Matters
(Ethio-Jazz)

KATDELIC
Everything Is Everything
(Funk/Soul/Rock)

Vocal Rush
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
(Soul/A Capella)

The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
(Jazz/Blues/Beyond)

SOL Development
Tell Him
(Movement Music)

Credits

YBCA credits

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs in 16-17 are made possible in part by The James Irvine Foundation

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 16-17:
National Endowment for the Arts, Adobe, Abundance Foundation, Gaia Fund, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
The Leslie and Merle Rabine 2016-17 Performance Season is made possible in part by:
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Panta Rhea Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Performances 16-17:
Surdna Foundation, Salesforce.com, and Zellerbach Family Foundation.