lauryn hill announces u.s. tour featuring artists from the african diaspora
The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! tour kicks off at the end of this month.
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In April, Ms. Lauryn Hill surprise-announced — literally hours before it kicked off — a three-day charity festival featuring artists from Africa and throughout the diaspora. The former Fugee is now fleshing out Diaspora Calling! into a 16-leg tour titled MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Fans get a little more time to prepare this time around, but not much — Hill's first stop will be in Philadelphia at the end of this month, on August 27.
"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 wrote in an announcement on her Facebook page. "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."
Find the tour dates below.
Philadelphia, PA - The Mann Center (August 27)
Chicago, IL - Ravinia (September 1)
Detroit, MI - The Fillmore (September 2)
Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue (September 4)
Louisville, KY - The Louisville Palace (September 13)
Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall (September 16)
Cleveland, OH - Hard Rock Live Rocksino (September 18)
Indianapolis, IN - The Murat Theatre (September 22)
Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park (September 24)
Tuscaloosa, AL - Tuscaloosa Amphitheater (September 25)
Boston, MA - Wang Theatre (October 1)
San Diego, CA - Copley Symphony Hall (November 1)
Seattle, WA - McCaw Hall (November 6)
Vancouver, British Columbia - Queen Elizabeth Theatre (November 8)
Las Vegas, NV - The Foundry at SLS (November 12)
Phoenix, AZ - Comercia Theatre (November 13)
Text Hannah Ongley
Photography Greg Chow via Flickr Creative Commons