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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Wyclef Jean.

Author: Wyclef Jean; Harriette Cole; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Artist Wyclef Jean was born on October 17, 1969 in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. His family moved to Brooklyn and then to Newark, New Jersey. In 1990, he formed the musical group the Fugees with his cousin Pras Michel, and Lauryn Hill. In 1996, the Fugees released their most popular album, The Score, winning the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. Jean released his debut album Wyclef Jean Presents the Carnival Featuring  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Wyclef Jean; Wyclef Jean
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Wyclef Jean; Harriette Cole; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 997172141
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Harriette Cole, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
New York, New York
2016 December 12.
Description: 1 online resource (10 video files (4 hr., 28 min., 38 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean

Abstract:

Artist Wyclef Jean was born on October 17, 1969 in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. His family moved to Brooklyn and then to Newark, New Jersey. In 1990, he formed the musical group the Fugees with his cousin Pras Michel, and Lauryn Hill. In 1996, the Fugees released their most popular album, The Score, winning the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. Jean released his debut album Wyclef Jean Presents the Carnival Featuring the Refugee All-Stars in 1997. Multiple albums followed, including Masquerade, The Preacher's Son, Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101, and follow-up albums to his debut album Carnival, Carnival, Vol. II, and Carnival III: Road to Clefication. Jean produced for multiple artists, including Santana, the Knocks and Shakira. He established Y le Haiti, a charitable organization providing aid to the citizens of Haiti after Hurricane Jeanne and the 2010 Haitian earthquake He attempted unsuccessfully to run for president of Haiti in 2011.

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