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Lauryn Hill kicks-off Diaspora Calling! tour

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Valéry Bennett

National Palace Correspondent

CHICAGO, Illinois, US (sentinel.ht) – Former Fugees member Lauryn Hill has kicked-off a four-month North America tour called the Ms. Lauryn Hill (MLH) Caravan: Diaspora Calling! tour.

Plenty of featured guests will join Hill on stage, including Nas, Kehlani, NoName and others, but not Wyclef and Pras, for Fugees fans. Yet, there will be one popular Haitian artist.

Paul Beaubrun the son of Lolo and Manzel of Boukman Eksperyans joins the tour that pulls elements from Hill’s inaugural Diaspora Calling! music festival, held in Brooklyn earlier in April.

“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,” Hill said in a statement.

Each show will feature performances by artists from different parts of the African diaspora. Artists confirmed to perform at shows throughout the tour include Nas (Queens), at a newly added date in San Francisco, as well as a sold out show in Berkeley, Machel Montano (Trinidad) in Philadelphia, Kehlani (Oakland) in New York City, San Francisco, and Berkeley, plus many more, including Soul Rebels (New Orleans) with special guest Talib Kweli (Brooklyn), Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria), EL (Ghana), Little Simz (London), Jesse Royal (Jamaica), Noname (Chicago), JoJo Abot (Ghana), and Paul Beaubrun (Haiti). Additional guest performers, as well as the full lineup for each show, to be announced in the coming weeks.

08/27/16 – Philadelphia, PA at The Mann Center with Machel Montano, Soul Rebels featuring Talib Kweli, and Jesse Royal
09/01/16 – Chicago, IL at Ravinia with Soul Rebels, Jesse Royal, and Noname
09/02/16 – Detroit, MI at The Fillmore, with Soul Rebels, Jesse Royal, and Noname
09/04/16 – Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue, with Noname
09/09/16 – Paris, FR at Fete de L’Humanite Festival
09/11/16 – St. Louis, MO at Loufest
09/13/16 – Louisville, KY at The Louisville Palace, with Soul Rebels, plus more to be announced
09/15/16 – Toronto, ON at Massey Hall, with Paul Beaubrun, plus more to be announced
09/16/16 – Toronto, ON at Massey Hall, with Paul Beaubrun, plus more to be announced
09/18/16 – Cleveland, OH at Hard Rock Live Rocksino, with special guests to be announced
09/20/16 – Columbus, OH at Palace Theatre, with special guests to be announced
09/22/16 – Indianapolis, IN at The Murat Theatre, with special guests to be announced
09/24/16 – Atlanta, GA at Chastain Park, with special guests to be announced
09/25/16 – Tuscaloosa, AL at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, with special guests to be announced
09/27/16 – Memphis, TN at Orpheum, with special guests to be announced
09/29/16 – Charlotte, NC at Charlotte Metro Credit Amphitheatre, with special guests to be announced
10/01/16 – Boston, MA at Wang Theatre, with special guests to be announced
10/13/16 – New York, NY at Radio City Music Hall, with Kehlani, Little Simz, and JoJo Abot
10/20/16 – Los Angeles, CA at Greek Theatre, with special guests to be announced
10/25/16 – Osaka, JP at Zepp
10/27/16 – Tokyo, JP at Zepp
10/29/16 – Yokohama, JP at Red Brick Festival
11/01/16 – San Diego, CA at Copley Symphony Hall, with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, plus more to be announced
11/03/16 – San Francisco, CA at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, with Nas, Kehlani, and Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
11/04/16 – Berkeley, CA at Greek Theatre, with Nas, Kehlani, and Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
11/06/16 – Seattle, WA at McCaw Hall, with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, plus more to be announced
11/08/16 – Vancouver, BC at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, plus more to be announced
11/10/16 – Portland, OR at Keller Auditorium, with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, plus more to be announced
11/12/16 – Las Vegas, NV at The Foundry at SLS, with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, plus more to be announced
11/13/16 – Phoenix, AZ at Comerica Theatre, with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, plus more to be announced
11/27/16 – Austin, TX at Moody Theatre, with Soul Rebels, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, plus more to be announced
11/29/16 – San Antonio, TX at Aztec Theater, with Soul Rebels, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, plus more to be announced
12/01/16 – New Orleans, LA at Saenger Theatre, with Soul Rebels, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, plus more to be announced
12/06/16 – Tampa, FL at Mahaffey Theater, with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, plus more to be announced
12/08/16 – Orlando, FL at House of Blues, with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, plus more to be announced
12/13/16 – Raleigh, NC at The Ritz, with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, plus more to be announced
12/18/16 – Silver Springs, MD at Fillmore, with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, plus more to be announced

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About The Author

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Valéry Bennett is a graduate student of Digital Publishing at ESCP, Paris. He is of Haitian descent and participates in the biennial mission trip with his church.