PBS isn’t a network that typically scores big name performance guests, but in recent months Charlie Rose has welcomed Beach House and Sturgill Simpson. Equally politically and culturally focused, the show made a fitting venue for Ms. Lauryn Hill to make the televised debut of “Rebel”, her recently released update of “I Find it Hard to Say (Rebel)”.
Hill premiered the new version at the TIDAL X benefit concert last Saturday before sharing the studio version a day later and taking it to Rose on Friday. She started the performance seated, the rest of her band surrounding her as she played an acoustic guitar. When she got to the final refrain of “Stand up and live,” Hill rose to her feet to deliver the powerful outro. Check out the performance via the video above.