While Lauryn Hill was the only non-Haitian member of the Fugees, Pras and Wyclef Jean considered her “Haitian by association.” To show her appreciation of the culture – as well as the Caribbean and African Diaspora as a whole – she’s opened up an art exhibit to coincide with her performance at Kings Theatre this Friday.
The Diaspora Calling! showcase opened this week and puts the work of artists from all over the Diaspora on full display. It’s meant to work hand-in-hand with Hill’s performance, which was surprisingly announced as a one-day music festival instead with performances from Stephen Marley, Machel Montano, Stonebwoy, E.L, Mr. Eazi and more, according to OkayAfrica.
“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,” Hill said on her website. “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.’
Diaspora Calling! was co-curated by MoCADA, Haiti Cultural Exchange and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts and features art from Nadine Renazile, Francks Deceus, Jean-Baptiste Bottex, G.E Ducasse, Mireille Delice and André Pierre, according to Our BK Social.
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