Wyclef Jean Talks New Album, Presidential Run And Support For Black Lives Matter | WYPR

Wyclef Jean Talks New Album, Presidential Run And Support For Black Lives Matter

Jul 15, 2016

Singer-songwriter Wyclef Jean.
Credit Katie Piper and Karl Ferguson Jr

Artscape, the largest free arts festival in the country, is celebrating its 35th anniversary. This weekend, more than 350,000 festival goers will flood the streets to take in the music, art, theater and fashion presented during the three-day event. 

Grammy-winning artist Wyclef Jean is one of this year’s headliners.  Wyclef joins Tom to talk about his Artscape performance, his upcoming album Carnival III, Road To Clefication and his 2010 presidential run in his native country Haiti. Wyclef also weighs in on the racial tension gripping the country, the Black Lives Matter movement and what he says is an institutional problem within the criminal justice system. 

Wyclef Jean will be performing at Artscape on Friday, July 15th at the BGE Main Stage at The Maryland Institute College of Art. The show starts at 7:30pm. The performance is free. For more information click here.