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By BRUCE DENNILL
Ms Lauryn Hill with special guest Nas: The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour / Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg
This is a show that had to overcome a few perception issues even before the artists involved arrived in the country, as evidenced by a tweet from Hill just a couple of days before the show on 2 February, in which she responds to doubts communicated to her about her (and Nas) actually making it to Johannesburg to play. That’s down to some previous engagements around the world where audiences were disappointed by no-shows or late arrivals, but happily, it was a concern that was repudiated on this occasion.
In a Ticketpro Dome set up in a new conformation that involves half of an extended golden circle area being seated and a number of raked bleachers pulled forward to give the huge room a more intimate feel, fans were entertained before and between sets by South African DJ Chris Beats and Hill’s touring party member DJ Reborn…
To read the complete pARTicipate review visit http://www.brucedennill.co.za/music-review-ms-lauryn-hill-with-special-guest-nas-the-miseducation-of-lauryn-hill-20th-anniversary-tour/