Favorite

Refugee La la 

click to enlarge night22_lede_wyclef_100.jpg

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
Favorite

Connect with Style Weekly

Most Popular Stories

  • Holiday Stuffing

    Holiday Stuffing

    A survey of (mostly) disappointing films this holiday season.
    • Dec 12, 2022
  • The Anti-Bazaar Holiday Market

    The Anti-Bazaar Holiday Market

    Wool Factory to host second-annual holiday market this Sunday in Charlottesville.
    • Dec 8, 2022
  • Giving Up the Ghost

    Giving Up the Ghost

    Prabir Mehta looks ahead to Gallery5’s final edition of Ghost of Pop — and back on previous years.
    • Dec 7, 2022
  • Change Agents

    Change Agents

    On the occasion of our 40th anniversary, we asked community leaders how Richmond has changed over four decades.
    • Nov 15, 2022
  • More »

Copyright © 2022 Style Weekly
Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
All rights reserved
Powered by Foundation