Conscious rappers The Fugees are scheduled to headline a
concert in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti on April 12 to raise money for Haitian
refugees recently repatriated from the Dominican Republic.
whose name is short for Refugees and whose members are Haitian-rooted, will
perform in front of the mayor's office in the capital, according to
Reuters. The concert will be aired internationally on MTV and the hope
is that it will raise international awareness of Haitian culture, specifically
the Creole language, spoken by the majority of Haitians.
The concert is to
benefit the thousands of Haitians expelled from the Dominican Republic after
they crossed the border looking for work in that neighboring country in an
effort to escape the economic adversity in Haiti, the poorest nation in the
Western Hemisphere. At least three songs on an upcoming album that will be
credited to the Refugee All-Stars (Fugees' rapper/guitarist/songwriter
Wycleff's solo project) will contain songs performed in Creole by a variety of