Nas and Kehlani Confirm Dates on Lauryn Hill’s Diaspora Calling! Tour

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Nas and Kehlani will be joining Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist Lauryn Hill on her MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Tour. The tour will include dates across North America followed by a series of shows in Japan in October before returning to the United States.

The Diaspora Calling! Tour came about as a result of Hill’s Diaspora Calling! Music Festival that was held in Brooklyn in April. Opening acts will include Seun Anikulapo Kuti, Paul Beaubrun, and the Soul Rebels.

Lauryn Hill and Nas had a hit with their collaboration “If I Ruled the World,” which was featured on Nas’ second album, It was Written, in 1996. Nas will perform at shows in Seattle and San Francisco. Kehlani will perform at shows in New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.

According to Hill, the purpose of the tour is to promote togetherness and to celebrate the art and culture of the African diaspora. She believes it is especially fitting given racial tensions in many places that have been making the news recently. has tickets to see Lauryn Hill perform with Nas and Kehlani at concerts across the United States. Order tickets to see Lauryn Hill, who has won numerous Grammy Awards, along with Grammy-nominated artists Nas and Kehlani.

MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! North American Tour Dates

September 1 – Highland Park, Illinois at Ravinia Pavilion
September 2 – Detroit, Michigan at The Fillmore
September 4 – Minneapolis, Minnesota at First Avenue
September 13 – Louisville, Kentucky at Louisville Palace
September 15 and 16 – Toronto, Ontario at Massey Hall
September 18 – Northfield, Ohio at Hard Rock Rocksino – Northfield Park
September 20 – Columbus, Ohio at Palace Theatre
September 22 – Indianapois, Indiana at Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
September 24 – Atlanta, Georgia at Chastain Park Amphitheatre
September 25 – Tuscaloosa, Alabama at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
September 27 – Memphis, Tennessee at Orpheum Theatre
September 29 – Charlotte, North Carolina at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre at the AvidXchange Music Factory
October 1 – Boston, Massachusetts at Citi Performing Arts Center – Wang Theater
October 13 – New York, New York at Radio City Music Hall
October 20 – Los Angeles, California at Greek Theatre
November 1 – San Diego, California at Copley Symphony Hall
November 4 – Berkeley, California at Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley
November 6 – Seattle, Washington at McCaw Hall
November 8 – Vancouver, British Columbia at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
November 10 – Portland, Oregon at Keller Auditorium