All it took was one phone call, now Little Haiti gets a Wyclef Jean concert

Fri 19 May, 2017
WYCLEF performs during the Hard Rock Rising Miami Beach, Global Music Festival, celebrating the 100th Birthday of the City of Miami Beach, on Thursday March 26, 2015.

Wyclef Jean was about to hit the stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival last weekend when the call came. The answer was a no-brainer, said Jean about his upcoming May 19 performance in Little Haiti at the monthly Sounds of Little Haiti music series. The event is taking place during the biggest Haitian culture week in the community. There is Haitian Flag Day on May 18, when Haitians celebrate the establishment of the country’s flag, and Miami’s 19th annual Haitian Compas Festival on May 20-21 at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. The festival attracts all of the top names in Haitian music, from racine to konpa acts.

Written by Jacqueline Charles and originally published at

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