CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Mon. Aug. 30. 2010: Grammy Award-winning Hip hop singer Wyclef Jean is slated to skip a concert in honor of Yele Haiti, organized this weekend by the West Indian American Day Carnival Association.
While Jean is listed on the bill, organizers on Saturday told WWRL 1600 AM`s `Caribbean Corner,` that they have been informed that the singer will be out of the country and cannot attend or participate in the event.
The concert, set to kick off the New York Caribbean Carnival on Thursday, Sept. 2, is being held in honor of Haiti and will benefit the foundation founded by Jean, Yele Haiti.
Artists on the bill include David Rudder, Serani and Kevin Lyttle among others and the event is set for the Brooklyn Museum grounds at 200 Eastern Parkway & Washington Avenue in Brooklyn, NY from 8 P.M. to 3 A.M.
Jean was recently canned from participation in Haiti`s Presidential campaign after he was rejected by the Election Council in his homeland for failure to meet the five-year residency requirement. The singer has since released a song criticizing the decision and the Council.
The annual West Indian Day Carnival weekend kicks-off Thursday and will wrap up on Monday, September 6th with the annual Labor Day mas parade down Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn from noon.