Rapper Wyclef will take part in Quincy Jones an all-star tribute to Michael Jackson this October on the island of Bermuda.
Wyclef will join artists Patti Austin, James Ingram, Erykah Badu, John Legend, Michael McDonald, Kenny Rogers and Naturally Seven during the Quincy Jones and Friends festival from October 29-31.
On the final night, there will be a featured performance and dedication to Michael Jacksons Thriller, which Jones produced.
During the weekend, Jones will receive the African Diaspora Heritage Trail Award for changing the way music and philanthropy interact, due to his
We are The World track, which is the best-selling single of all-time.
The effort raised over $63 million dollars for Ethiopia.
The line-up of artists that we have assembled for this year’s festival are some of the most talented performers of their generation and, like me, understand and respect the diverse musical and spiritual influences that are reflected in Bermuda’s rich cultural history, Jones said. I promise that this year’s festival will be one that you definitely will not want to miss. it’s going to be hot.”
During the concert in Bermuda, Wyclef and the other artists will perform in front of an international orchestra hand picked by Jones himself, including Greg Phillinganes.
Wyclef and Quincy Jones recently collaborated on a track off of the upcoming Quincy Jones Tribute album, which is still in production.
Tickets for the Music Festival are on sale now at all major ticket outlets.