Media group TRACE presented Tuesday June 13th 2017, the first edition of Wyclef Jean & Friends’ TRACE Live, a historical moment for music, held at the Hip Hop Cultural Center in Paris, France.
Three time Grammy Award winner, Wyclef Jean, gave a 3 hours show for the first edition of TRACE Live in Paris. Joined by multiple artists and friends such as TAL, Jacob Desvarieux, les Neg’ Marrons, Nelson Freitas, Fuse ODG, Fababy, Pix’L et NIX, Wyclef Jean performed 20 songs live to a cheerful audience.
The Fugees rapper played exclusive songs and numerous original duos with his guests: “Killing Me Softly”, “911”, “Maria-Maria” (recently sampled by Rihanna, DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller), “Fu-Gee-La”, “Ready or Not”, “Hips Don’t Lie”, “Hendricks”, “Warriors” and also “No woman, No cry”, “Zouk la se sel medicament nou ni”, “Ne me quittes pas”… But that’s not all ! Surprise guests were also part of the show: Eklipse, the human beatbox, as well as french gospel singer Florence François with the Gospel UP Paris and PRECIOUS choirs.
Wyclef Jean & Friends thus offered a moment of conviviality, generosity and intimacy to over 400 privileged guests. Artists, actors, comedians and media personalities all participated to this great moment of osmosis, breaking down professional barriers and putting on their Wyclef Jean fans’ cap during this first TRACE Live.
An event in the presence of: Aïssa Maïga, Fary, JP Manova, Jaymax, Élé Asu, Noom Diawara, Mélissa Laveaux, Mac Tyer, Singuila, Passi, Stomy Bugsy, Murielle Hurtis, Louisy Joseph, Claudy Siar, Ménélik, Princess Erika, Yannick, Thierry Cham, Jean-Claude Naimro, Nadège Beausson Diagne et bien d’autres…
The concert, filmed in 360° cinematography, was broadcast live on trace.tv/LIVE, and offered a digital immersive experience to a large public of viewers worldwide. Various images of the concert are already available online via #TRACELiveWyclef.
Olivier Laouchez, CEO of TRACE declared : “Wyclef Jean & his friends gave us a ground-breaking show representative of the diversity and richness of Afro-urban music! For its first edition, TRACE Live has demonstrated that it is always possible to innovate in music.”
Wyclef Jean declared : “Tonight I was like a child in a candy store! It was magical and historical and what I love is that this moment will continue to live well beyond the livestream.”
Relive Wyclef Jean & Friends’ TRACE Live, soon available on TracePlay, the #1 destination for urban and afro-urban music and entertainment content.
Watch the Wyclef Jean’s TRACE LIVE coverage right after.
All the photos of the event right after!
Photos of the red carpet here
ABOUT WYCLEF JEAN
With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, 3 Grammy Awards and hits like “911”, “Hips Don’t Lie”, “Sweetest Girl”; Wyclef Jean is one of the most influential figures in popular culture. The founding member of The Fugees released the EP J’Ouvert at the beginning of this year and is now returning with a new symbolic album, entitled Carnival 3: Road to Clefication.