Wyclef To Give Free Concert

Wyclef Jean

will perform a free concert this Friday (June 14th) aboard the USS Interprid

aircraft carrier. The concert, dubbed "Wyclef Jean Life…A Freedom Concert,"

was originally to take place at Coney Island NY’s Astroland Park. The concert

was moved due to crowd control issues, as several thousand people are expected

to catch the concert.

The concert is part of a series being presented

by MuchMusic USA music channel. It is scheduled to air at 9 P.M. and again at

midnight EDT on June 20th.

Earlier this month, Jean was arrested at the

Mobilization For Education Rally, in protest to the way police officers were

handling some of the youthful patrons. "We salute Wyclef Jean for his willingness

to be arrested as a show of support for the education of our youth," Russell

Simmons said of Wyclef in a letter Simmons wrote to the New York Daily News.

Jean’s latest solo album, Masquerade is due in

stores June 18th.

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