|Broadcast Title||Diasporic Music on September 3, 2017|
Jared Ball interviews Herb Boyd on Black Detroit: A People's History of Self Determination and the film Detroit
Tribute to Lauryn Hill who is known as a singer, songwriter, rapper record, producer and actress. However, is deeper than that- she narrated the documentary "CONCERNING VIOLENCE". She is an African who initially rose to fame as a member of the group The Fugees. The band's debut album was "Blunted on Reality".
Second album, "The Score", was a Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum album and spawned the singles 'Ready or Not' and 'Fu-Gee-La' as well as their covers of Bob Marley's 'No Woman No Cry' and 'Killing Me Softly', previously performed by Roberta Flack.
Lauryn's debut solo album was "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill". It sold over 420,000 copies in its first week and went straight to the top of the Billboard R&B Album chart. The single 'Doo Wop (That Thing) was a number one hit in the US in 1998. 'Everything Is Everything' and 'To Zion' were also successful singles from the album. Lauryn received 10 nominations in the 1999 Grammy Awards, winning Best New Artist, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, Best R&B Album and Album of the Year.