VIDEO WYCLEF JEAN INTERVIEW WITH OPRAH
Music mogul and Grammy-winning artist Wyclef Jean is one of the most recognized faces in Haiti. Born outside Port-Au-Prince, Wyclef was 9 years old when he and his family left their village for the United States. Though he achieved his dream of making it big in music, Wyclef’s passion and determination remained with his roots. In 2005, he founded a charity to raise awareness for the country and establish education, health, environmental and community programs in Haiti.
On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake devastated Wyclef’s beloved nation. Just a two-hour flight from Florida, Haiti is the only country to have ever gained independence through a slave rebellion. Centuries of civil war, violence, famine, political corruption and countless natural disasters have wreaked havoc on Haiti, but the country had been on the path to progress.