Superstar philanthropist and humanitarian Wyclef Jean performed at the Nokia Theatre in New York at an exclusive lunch time jam session for the media and a handful of adoring fans. Wyclef was joined on stage by none other than New York’s own Maino!! Of course, Red Carpet Shelley was invited and the team was on the scene!
This lunch-time jam session with Wyclef was sponsored by Western Union who also gave a huge check ($225,000) to Wyclef’s charity Yele. Yele is a Haitian grassroots movement inspiring change in Haiti through programs in education, sports, the arts and environment. I love this guy! Wyclef has single-handedly put Haiti on the philanthropic map. He works tirelessly to raise funds, awareness and love for Haiti. Keep up the good work Wyclef!
The 37-year old Grammy Award winner is promoting his new CD project From the Hut, to the Projects, to the Mansion, which was released on November 10. He partnered with mix tape master DJ Drama, a New York hip-hop DJ who is synonymous with all things hip hop in New York. He opened up with a guitar solo singing No Woman No Cry. He also performed Fugee songs and old songs Hips dont lie. He even had a professional belly dancer, in lieu of Shakira, give a few handpicked fans lessons on stage! It was bananas! At the end of the concert, as promised, Wyclef gave out $50.00 Western Union cards to fans. It was the best free lunch I ever had! Check out the video footage (click read more).
Photo: Richard Faison Jr.