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25th Anniversary Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Friday, August 25, 2023
Doors: 6:30pm | Show: 8pm

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25th Anniversary Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
In 1998, Fugees singer and MC Lauryn Hill shook up the music world with a brilliant solo album that reflected on love, heartache, family, spirituality, individuality, nostalgia, Black womanhood and more. She famously rapped the lyrics “I treat this like my thesis / Well-written topic, broken down into pieces,” and truly that’s what The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is. It went on to become an all-time best-selling album, impacting and inspiring generations of artists, and for its 25th Anniversary, WXPN Local and World Cafe Live have curated an all-Philly tribute to this iconic album.

With the band Black Canvas playing Miseducation from start to finish on August 25th, the date it was released in 1998, this show will feature vocal performances by an array of Philadelphia soul and R&B talent, including Sinnia Brown, Jacqueline Constance, Jahwula and more.

‘Black Canvas’ is a four piece all women, Neo-Soul band.
The multidisciplinary artist has been within the entertainment industry for over 16 years as a performer, composer, director, producer, and educator. Sinnia found a way to blend the melodic memories of the past into the modern world, creating an unforgettable experience. Her sound has been influenced by Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Luther Vandross, Amy Winehouse, and Aretha Franklin . Her sound seamlessly intertwines genres that appeal to all audiences. Sinnia began her teaching career at 13 as a student instructor alongside her Vocal Coach, Chrissie Loftus at the Music and Mentorship Program of Philadelphia. Once in high school she started the schools first glee club, Vibrato. Sinnia spent 8 years performing at dozens of venues around the city further mastering her performance skills. The Philadelphia native set her sights on Boston as she furthered her music education at Berklee College of Music. In her final year, she produced her first full length Album, Unravel which released November 2018. She also released a three song acoustic Ep, Welcome back To Love featuring songs from Unravel. Her sophomore project, Transitions released in October of 2019. Most recently, Sinnia released Soul Ties, a four song EP accompanied by a short film. In 2018 the renaissance woman found a way to integrate the arts with a holistic approach to healthy living. She created Intertwined Entertainment, an arts centered holistic wellness company. Sinnia continues to curate safe environments for art/emotional expression, aromatherapy, and herbal solutions. She aids people in their effort to put their overall wellbeing in the forefront of their lives. Sinnia offers small but impactful ways for people live their best creative life. Music is the one thing that unites people through all cultures, languages, and backgrounds. Sinnia understands that music and the arts is imparative for our survival . Intertwined Entertainment creates healing tools for you to thrive, entertainmentat so you can vibe, and extra love so you survive.
A storyteller and dynamic R&B/ Neo-Soul vocalist, Jahwula, offers captivating renditions of standards and billboard top 100 tunes from the 70s to the new millennium. A West Philadelphia native, Jahwula has studied under numerous big-name musical influences in her community while studying at the Fox School of Business at Temple University, including Lisa Willson DeNolfo, Sherry Wilson Butler, and Grammy Nominated Jazz Vocal Artist, Kate McGarry. The singer hit the scene in 2014 with a sultry yet boastful voice, headlining her first show at The Grape Room fall of 2014. A year later, Jahwula relocated to the West Coast to further her music career, singing background vocals for local acts and winning first place in 2016 Jazz Search competition, curated by Living Jazz. Jahwula's talents led to performances on stages such as Yoshi's, Hermosa Beach Summer Series, Art + Soul Festival, The Kimmel Center, The Barnes Foundation, and the 1847 Liberian Festival. After years of studying her many ideals, Erykah Badu, Eva Cassidy, and Mariah Carey, Jahwula began writing and released her first single Distracted. The song highlights the pros and cons of distractions and how to show ourselves grace in those moments of reflection. Jahwula is known for her tone and dynamic mic control as a vocalist. She favors rhythms and likes to improv when soloing with her knowledge of intervals. In 2021, Jahwula began focusing on fundraising practices as an independent artist. As a result of her efforts, Jahwula received $5k+ in grant funding and won an artist residency with the Barnes Foundation and PEC. Jahwula is growing her vocal wellness endeavors, hosting vocal wellness workshops for anxious singers eager to hit the stage confidently.