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Wyclef Jean to star at America’s Cup

Wyclef Jean will perform in Bermuda as part of the America's Cup festivities.

The three-time Grammy Award-winning entertainer, will be on the main stage at the America's Cup Village in Dockyard, on Saturday, May 27, from 5.15pm.

He said in a press release: “I had my first taste of the America's Cup in Chicago in June 2016 at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series event. I went out on the water while they were racing and nothing prepares you for just how fast, and how cool, those boats are.

“Now I'm coming to Bermuda where I'll have the chance to be part of the America's Cup show and I cannot wait! If you haven't already, book your tickets now and I'll see you in the America's Cup Village.”

All tickets that gain entry into the America's Cup Village will give access to Wyclef Jean's performance and the full day of racing and America's Cup Village experiences on offer, according to a press release from event organisers.

Wyclef Jean first received fame as a member of the acclaimed New Jersey hip hop group the Fugees, the trio that also included Lauryn Hill and Pras. Jean is Pras's cousin and a fellow Haitian immigrant to the United States.

The group's debut album, Blunted on Reality, peaked at number 49 on the US Hot 100 and sold more than two million copies worldwide. Their sophomore album, The Score, sold more than 18 million copies worldwide, eventually becoming a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning album.

Wyclef, or ‘Clef as he is know, went solo in the late 90s and released a series of eclectic albums that were both critical and commercial successes.

Meanwhile, the America's Cup Event Authority announced that nearly all America's Cup Village spectator experiences are now sold out for day one of the 35th America's Cup.

There are still very limited numbers of Spectator Boat and Longtail Lounge tickets available for next Friday.

Anyone considering attending the America's Cup Village is urged to book their place now via www.americascup.com/tickets.

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Published May 19, 2017 at 10:02 am (Updated May 19, 2017 at 10:02 am)

Wyclef Jean to star at America’s Cup

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