Lauryn Hill fans, Brooklynites and those interested in specially curated African art, can make their way to the Diaspora Calling! music and art experience at Brooklyn's historic Kings Theater beginning Thursday (April 14) for a series of events that focuses on visual and performing arts from Africa and throughout the African diaspora. Hill herself will be performing Friday evening in the first inaugural Diaspora Calling! Music Festival.

Presented in association with TIDAL X, Hill said in a press release of the three day music and art experience, "Diaspora Calling! is a collection of works intended to celebrate the rich tapestry of artists from the African Diaspora while also illumining persistent and irrepressible themes... Even if we work independently, we are a resounding collective voice, both reconciling and embracing our relationship to history, our origins, our future and to ourselves."

The gallery will open to the public on April 14th and 15th, from 12 to 4 p.m. In addition to Hill, the Diaspora Calling! Music Festival will also include Machel Montano of Trinidad, Stephen 'Ragga' Marley of Jamaica, Stonebwoy of Ghana, Mr. Eazi of Nigeria, EL of Ghana, Wondaboy of Nigeria, JoJo Abot of Ghana and Paul Bearbrun of Haiti. The festival will be available to live stream via TIDAL for subscribers and newcomers alike.

For set times and more information, visit Lauryn's official website.


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