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Ms. Lauryn Hill Will Be Joined by Nas, Seun Kuti, Talib Kweli On Her ‘Diaspora Calling!’ Tour

Lauryn Hill's "Diaspora Calling!" tour will bring the sounds of Africa and the Caribbean across North America.

Earlier this year, Ms. Lauryn Hill brought the sounds of Africa and the Caribbean to Brooklyn for the surprise Diaspora Calling! Music festival.


Today, Ms. Hill will be kicking off "The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series," which will take her across North America, Paris and Tokyo.

And she’s not going alone.

Each show will feature performances from artists across the diaspora including Nas, Machel Montano, Kehlani, Talib Kweli, Little Simz, and Noname.

Nigeria will be represented by Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 for the tail end of the tour.

And Ghana will definitely be present with EL and Jojo Abot joining for select shows.

Ms. Hill mentions, “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."

Check out the full dates below.

MLH CARAVAN: A DIASPORA CALLING! CONCERT SERIES DATES:

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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A 9-year-old Zimbabwean boy Rodwell Nkomazana has a shot at a normal life, again, after a horrific hyena attack left him with half of his face missing.

It takes a village to raise a child and sometimes that village comes from thousands of kilometers away, and consists of committed surgeons, passionate nurses and generous international donors. Nine-year-old Rodwell Nkomazana was asleep at an all-night church service when the unthinkable happened. The little boy was attacked and mauled by a hyena outside Harare, in Zimbabwe.

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