Wyclef Jean Lines Up Benefit Concert

After setting up shop in Haiti and Miami, Fugees co-founder and solo hitmaker Wyclef Jean is heading to New York for his next benefit concert.

On January 19, 2001, Wyclef will stage the first-ever hip-hop show at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall to benefit the Wyclef Jean Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes social programs and aid for impoverished communities throughout the world.

‘Clef will be joined at the Carnegie Hall show by Clef’s Kids, a group of 10 gifted New York City children financially sponsored by the Wyclef Jean Foundation.

Wyclef and the Fugees took up the cause of Haitian refugees and artists at a 1997 benefit concert in Haiti as well as one in Miami the following year.

So far, no other acts have confirmed their participation for the Carnegie Hall show.

While his benefit concert won’t unfold until next year, Wyclef’s second solo album, “The Ecleftic,” is due out on August 22.