Wyclef Jean has signed on because the Chair of the Music Advisory Board for the Harlem Competition of Tradition (HFC). Within the function, the Fugees member shall be in control of recruiting artists from throughout the neighborhood to assist the pageant
“I’m thrilled to hitch HFC as Chair of their Music Advisory Board,” Wyclef stated in an announcement. “On a private be aware, Harlem has all the time held a particular place in my coronary heart as I’ve carried out there very early in my profession and all through.”
He continued: “As a artistic who can also be an entrepreneur, I’m all about creating alternatives for creatives and professionals in our neighborhood and after I heard about this reimagining of what was such a seminal milestone in Black creativity and Black music, I knew I wished to be concerned in a roundabout way.”
The Harlem Cultural Competition was initially held within the Sixties, however after the discharge of Questlove’s award-winning documentary, Summer season of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Might Not Be Televised), the occasion is being rebooted in 2023.
The pageant shall be held at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park, the identical web site the place Stevie Marvel, Nina Simone, and extra carried out in any respect these years in the past.
“Being rooted, watered, and grown on this village of Harlem, I imagine HFC is our second to indicate the world the vibrancy of at the moment’s Harlem — the music, the meals, the look, all of it! With this initiative, we wish to create one thing that evokes that very same sense of delight in our neighborhood that I felt on that special occasion in 1969,” Musa Jackson, one of many pageant’s organizers, stated earlier this yr.
They continued: “We wish to authentically encapsulate the complete scope: the vitality, the music, the tradition. We would like folks to grasp that this pageant is being constructed by the people who find themselves from, stay and work on this neighborhood.”