Wyclef Jean Joins The Board Of The Harlem Competition Of Tradition


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The award-winning musician Wyclef Jean is the newest main determine to hitch the group behind the reboot of the long-lasting music competition, the Harlem Competition of Tradition.

On Thursday (Oct. 27), the Harlem Competition of Tradition introduced that the Grammy Award-winning rapper, actor & musician can be becoming a member of the group. The position that he has been appointed to is Chair of the Music Advisory Board. As Chair, the Fugees member would be the foremost particular person tasked with bringing in artists to bolster help for the competition from the neighborhood and be an advisor to the chief management of the group. 

“I’m thrilled to hitch HFC as Chair of their Music Advisory Board. On a private notice, Harlem has at all times held a particular place in my coronary heart as I’ve carried out there very early in my profession and all through. As a artistic who can 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 not directly,” Jean mentioned within the press launch.

“As one of the crucial vital artists of our era, Wyclef is a real visionary and stands as one of the crucial trusted and revered voices in music. We’re grateful to have him lend his experience and his help for the Harlem Competition of Tradition and look ahead to working along with him to unfold the phrase all through the trade and to the artist neighborhood,” mentioned HFC co-founder and Technical and Expertise Producer Yvonne McNair. 

Wyclef is the newest notable determine to hitch the Harlem Competition of Tradition, which was launched in April of this yr to honor the unique Harlem Cultural Competition that passed off over a number of weeks in 1969. The enduring occasion was misplaced to historical past for 50 years till footage from it turned the topic of Summer time of Soul (…Or When the Revolution May Not be Televised), the Oscar-winning documentary produced by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots. 

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