Singer Lauryn Hill Announces "Diaspora Calling" Music Festival In New York
|Singer Lauryn Hill Announces "Diaspora Calling" Music Festival In New York|
The former Fugees singer inaugurated Diaspora Calling overnight with a private art gallery at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre, which opens to the public on Thursday and Friday from 12-4pm.
Diaspora Calling! is a collection of works intended to celebrate the rich tapestry of artists from the
“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.”
Hill curated the gallery along with MoCADA, Nader Haitian Art, and the Haiti Cultural Exchange. The gallery is open to the public from 12-4 p.m. today and tomorrow.
Hill’s sold out headline concert at the venue this Friday (April 15) will become the inaugural Diaspora Calling! Music Festival, featuring performances from Machel Montano (Trinidad), Stephen 'Ragga' Marley (Jamaica), Stonebwoy (Ghana), Mr. Eazi (Nigeria), EL (Ghana), Wondaboy (Nigeria), JoJo Abot (Ghana) and Paul Bearbrun (Haiti).
Special Diaspora Calling! livestream tomorrow on https://t.co/5Jx1vGD5v8 at 8:30pm EST. #TidalXDiasporaCalling pic.twitter.com/1lK3xZYfYv— Ms. Lauryn Hill (@MsLaurynHill) April 14, 2016