With the overwhelming success of Ms. Lauryn Hill’s inaugural Diaspora Calling! at Brooklyn’s historic Kings Theater, she has announced the MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series. The tour, presented by Ms. Hill, in association with Live Nation and global music and entertainment platform, Tidal, will be kicking off August 27th in Philadelphia, PA and running through November, stopping in Chicago, Toronto, Boston, and many more cities along the way (full dates below).

The concert series will bring aspects of the inaugural festival to the road. Each show will include special guest performances, by artists from throughout the African diaspora. Of the concert series Ms. Hill says: “The MLH Caravan allows me to continue the theme of unity and celebration of the many facets of cultural and artistic beauty throughout the African diaspora while on tour this summer and fall. In these days of tension, tumult and transition, an exchange of this kind can yield direction, expression, understanding and empowerment as well as connection, self Love and appreciation that hopefully overflows into our respective communities.”

Full lineup for each show, as well as additional dates, to be announced in the coming weeks.

Diaspora Calling

“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.”


Ms. Lauryn Hill, in association with TIDAL X, has announced Diaspora Calling!, a three-day series of music and art experiences, to take place at Brooklyn’s beautiful and historic Kings Theatre. Starting tonight through Friday April 15th, Ms. Hill will present a series of events, focusing on various forms of visual art, featuring performances by artists from Africa, and throughout the African diaspora. The grand lobby of the Kings Theatre will be transformed into an art gallery, featuring some of the most innovative and iconic contemporary artists of the African diaspora, with a special focus on art and artists from Haiti.

Tonight, Ms. Hill will introduce the art gallery at a private opening celebration with music by DJ Spinna, DJ Juls, and more. The gallery will then be open to the public on April 14th and 15th, from 12 – 4pm. The gallery was curated by Ms. Hill with the help of MoCADA, Nader Haitian Art, and The Haiti Cultural Exchange.

On Friday, April 15th, Ms. Lauryn Hill, is turning her sold out concert into the first inaugural Diaspora Calling! Music Festival. Ms. Hill will headline the show, which will also feature 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).

Friday’s Diaspora Calling! Music Festival will be livestreamed pre-paywall for fans and TIDAL subscribers alike


On May 26th My Mother and Brother hosted a beautiful birthday party for me in grand style. With the help of my daughter Selah, uncle Michael Hill, cousin Hakim Abdus-Sabur, friends Miriam Farrakhan and AJ Calloway, they were able to contact and invite many of my childhood friends and relatives, some of whom, I hadn’t seen for years. Since I’m usually the one throwing the party or hosting the event, I can’t begin to tell you what a joy it was to pile into this space ‘all old-school-like’ surrounded by family and friends both past and present. In some of these photos (probably most) I’m a hot and sweaty, sentimental mess, but elated! I was reminded of how rich and diverse the community of my youth was and continues to be. A special thank you to my Mother and Brother for putting this wonderful event together and all those who helped and of course, attended. Love you!!!



Family, friends and extended global community please enjoy the photo album of images from the evening collected so far: