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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Wyclef Jean [electronic resource].

Other Title:
History Makers video oral history with Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean
Publication:
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (10 video files (4 hr., 28 min., 38 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subjects:
African Americans -- Interviews.
Jean, Wyclef -- Interviews.
Form/Genre:
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
System Details:
digital
video file
Summary:
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.
Participant:
Harriette Cole, interviewer.
Credits:
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Notes:
Recorded New York, New York 2016 December 12.
Contributor:
Jean, Wyclef, interviewee.
Cole, Harriette, interviewer.
Hickey, Matthew, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
OCLC:
997172141
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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