On air
  • RFI English Live
  • Latest Bulletin
  • RFI French Live
World music matters
rss itunes

Wyclef Jean: the fall and rise of a refugee

By Alison Hird

20 years after his Grammy winning debut solo album Carnival I, Haitian-born rapper, producer and actor Wyclef Jean has released Carnival III: The fall and rise of a refugee. The hip hop giant and former member of U.S. hip hop band The Fugees talks to RFI about his love of fusion and Nigeria’s Fela Kuti.

Follow Wyclef Jean on facebook

Sudan's forgotten musical heritage revived with violins and synths

South Africa's Laurinda Hofmeyr sets francophone African poets to music

Yiddish Glory album breathes new life into lost Soviet Jewish WWII songs

British bard L.A. Salami muses on terrorism, Brexit and the lost generation

Aehem Ahmad: the Pianist of Yarmouk finds keys to friendship

Rapper and sorcerer-poet, Baloji, works his magic on new album

Folk duo Ÿuma bring love and poetry to Tunisia's young generation