Lauryn Hill recently announced Diaspora Calling!, a three-day festival at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre. The concert takes place on Friday, but festivities kicked off last night with a private event. Diaspora Calling! will “present a series of events, focusing on various forms of visual art, and featuring performances by artists from Africa, and throughout the African diaspora.”
In addition to the performances, the theatre’s lobby has been transformed into an art gallery. Lauryn Hill kicked off the festivities and introduced the gallery at last night’s event. The gallery will also be open to the public today and tomorrow from noon to 4pm.
Hill said in a statement about the event,
“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 (@MsLaurynHill) April 14, 2016