Lauryn Hill Takes Disapora Calling! Festival on Tour

By Amanda Wicks

Lauryn Hill is taking her festival Diaspora Calling! on tour beginning this fall. The popular three-day festival held in Brooklyn, NY this past April celebrated African Diaspora and featured performances from numerous multi-cultural artists, such as Machel Montano (Trinidad), and Stephen ‘Ragga’ Marley (Jamaica) and Mr. Eazi (Nigeria).

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MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series will announce performers in the coming weeks, but each night promises to be a little different. Hill said about the tour, “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.”

TIDAL members will have exclusive access to a pre-sale on August 4 at 10:00 a.m. ET. If they log into their account, they will be able to purchase tickets.

Check out the full list of dates below.

8/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center
9/1 – Chicago, IL @ Ravinia
9/2 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
9/4 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
9/13 – Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace
9/16 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
9/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Hard Rock Live Rocksino
9/22 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Murat Theatre
9/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park
9/25 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
10/1 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
11/1 – San Diego, CA @ Copley Symphony Hall
11/6 – Seattle, WA @ McCaw Hall
11/8 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
11/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Foundry at SLS
11/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
11/15/16 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
11/16/16 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
11/27/16 – Austin, TX – Moody Theater
11/29/16 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec
12/1/16 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
12/6/16 – St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey
12/8/16 – Lake Buena Vista – House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista
12/9/16 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
12/11/16 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
12/13/16 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre – Murat Theatre
12/15/16 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theatre
12/18/16 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
1/31/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Hall For The Performing Arts
2/2/17 – Cincinnati, OH – Aronoff Center For The Arts
2/4/17 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
2/6/17 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
2/7/17 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
2/9/17 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
2/14/17 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
2/23/17 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
2/25/17 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
4/28/17 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater

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