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Singer Wyclef Jean on the phone with the office of Haitian President Rene Preval.
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November 27, 2010 Following the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, the Haitian-American singer ramped up his charitable efforts for the country and tried to run for president. He was disqualified, but the experience inspired him to record a new EP, titled If I Were President: My Haitian Experience.
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Wyclef Jean promotes Haiti earthquake relief efforts at the National Action Network on Jan. 27.
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July 28, 2010 Amid reports that hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean may run for president of Haiti, NPR's Lee Hill explores whether the philanthropist and cultural ambassador is eligible.
December 4, 2007 Out today are Rufus Wainwright and Daft Punk live albums, a new Christmas tradition from The Killers, a return to his roots from Wyclef Jean and an American Idol debut. A look at the latest CD releases by Lizzy Goodman of Blender magazine.
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November 29, 2007 The J.A.M. Awards laud contributions in the areas of justice, art and music. Terri Corley-Mizell, wife of the late Jam Master Jay, talks about this year's nominees.
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June 26, 2007 How much of Bob Dylan's staying power comes from his signature craggy voice? And how much comes from the poetry of his songs? It can be hard to separate the two, so it's intriguing to hear his songs covered by the likes of Bryan Ferry.
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July 14, 2005 Ed Gordon talks with hip-hop producer, musician and activist Wyclef Jean, who is headlining Thursday night's America-Africa concert in New York, celebrating rap music's trans-Atlantic ties.
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January 13, 2001 Simon/Clef: Scott visits with hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean. Next Friday, Mr. Jean will be the first hip-hop act ever to headline a show at New York City's Carnegie Hall. Guests at the show will include Eric Clatpon, Whitney Houston and a group of young musicians from the Wyclef Jean Foundation. Wyclef Jean's most recent record is "The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II A Book" (Columbia). More information on the Wyclef Jean Foundation can be found at www.wyclefjeanfoundation.org. (16:48) ((ST
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