Q & A: Wyclef Jean

On Dec. 1, the rapper, Fugee member and activist Wyclef Jean plans to give a free concert in Haiti, his first there since 1997

Why did you start your charity, the Yéle Haiti Foundation?
Yéle is a word I created, a cry for freedom. I started it when I went back to Haiti with the Fugees in 1997. Smelling the air when I got off that plane, it felt like home. What if I never left and experienced the American dream?

What's been the toughest part of working in Haiti?
To prove myself to the people, to say, Look, I don't work for...

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