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Since the 1997 demise of The Fugees -- the influential hip-hop group whose members also included Pras and Lauryn Hill — Haiti-born singer Wyclef Jean has emerged as a socially conscious singer and rapper who wields an electric guitar, a unique offering that probably inspired the name of his second album "The Ecleftic." After hits such as "911" and "We Trying to Stay Alive," Clef continued to innovate with "Sak Pasé Presents: Welcome to Haiti (Creole 101)," an album recorded in his native language, and last year's "Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant." The rapper, singer and guitarist opens the popular Fridays at Sunset Concert series May 30 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call 644-8515 or visit www.fridaysatsunset.com. — Craig Belcher


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