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 ontidal.com