Inside Ms. Lauryn Hill's 'Diaspora Calling!' Art Exhibition

Ms. Lauryn Hill spotlights art from the African diaspora at Brooklyn's historic Kings Theatre.

Lina Viktor, Syzgy, 2016.
It’s a Wednesday night at the Kings Theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn. In the legendary venue’s majestic lobby are artworks by top diaspora artists. Haiti is particularly represented. Dancers––inspired by Fela Kuti’s queens––suddenly appear.

The occasion is the opening of Ms. Lauryn Hill’s Diaspora Calling! art exhibition curated by Hill in conjunction with her Friday night concert at Kings Theatre. Originally billed as a solo show, a surprise announcement late on Wednesday revealed the sold-out event was actually a one-night-only music festival. The concert would feature performances by some of the biggest stars from Africa and the Caribbean, including Stephen Marley and Machel Montano, as well as Ghana’s Stonebwoy, E.L, Jojo Abot and Nigerian artists Mr. Eazi and Wondaboy.

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