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Wyclef Jean - Jump Around

06.07.2013

Live at Auditorium Stravinski

Crazy images that linger on your retinas. Like a wild 2009 Montreux performance when the ex-Fugees-gone-solo Wyclef had Claude Nobs up on his shoulders. Other attributes of this generous general: his often funny patter; his Creole eloquence that pays tribute to the entire history of Haitian immigration in New York; his artistic and humanitarian commitment. His 1996 album, a hip hop nugget and hit right from its opening notes, The Score made a huge splash around the world. From albums to concerts, his collaborations have the beauty of forbidden fruit: Mary J. Blige and his childhood friend Lauryn Hill of course as well as Pras, Celia Cruz Lil Wayne and consorts. Will Wyclef be flying on a violin on the Stravinski stage this time? In any case, a new opus is in the making… (FFJM © 2013)

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Live Music at its best, Since 1967

Founded by Claude Nobs in 1967, over the years the Montreux Jazz Festival has become an unmissable event for music fans in Switzerland and around the world. Its stages have been graced by all of music’s greats, from Miles Davis to Ray Charles and from David Bowie to Prince.

Whereas Jazz constitutes the Festival’s historic core, other styles of music were quickly integrated into the Festival, bound together by a common thread of mutual curiosity and enthusiasm.

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