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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Lauryn Hill debuts at jazz festival

Lauryn Hill performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (AP)

Ex-Fugees singer Lauryn Hill commanded a stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in a rare appearance as thousands of spectators looked on.

Hill debuted at the festival, pumping up the crowd with hits such as Everything is Everything, 'The Sweetest Thing and Lost Ones, before moving into a segment spotlighting Bob Marley's Waiting in Vain and Is this Love.

Hill strongly delved into the repertoire by The Fugees, her former group, with such songs as Ooh La La La, Killing Me Softly and Ready or Not. Those in the crowd sang along and Hill appeared to feed off their response.

Hill briefly and unexpectedly left the microphone towards the end of the set, prompting a bit of anxiety in the crowd. But when she returned a roar rose up as the first bars of Doo Wop (That Thing) rang into the atmosphere. When it was over, she smiled.

"Thanks New Orleans, we had a good time. It was great seeing you guys," Hill said, before waving goodbye to her fans.

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