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Wyclef Jean Pulls Out Of Raggamuffin To Support Haiti Fundraising and Relief Efforts

Wyclef Jean Pulls Out Of Raggamuffin To Support Haiti Fundraising and Relief Efforts

Tuesday 19th January, 2010 11:41AM

Andrew McManus Presents announced  yesterday that Wyclef Jean to remain in US to support Haiti fundraising and relief for his countrymen. Lauryn Hill will now be bringing her own band to perform at Raggamuffin 2010, while Wyclef Jean remains in the US to continue his plight to help the people of Haiti.

The tragic earthquake that struck the Caribbean Island on January 12 has been described by Wyclef as an apocalypse and the Haitian born rapper has chosen to stay close to his homeland and continue to raise money and lend support for the devastated Island. As a result he is postponing his trip and performance at the Raggamuffin music Festival until 2011.

Raggamuffin will be helping to support the Haitian people with collections at the show and donations can also be made through Wyclef's own www.yele.org.

Lauryn Hill will now perform Raggamuffin 2010 with her full band whilst Shaggy will now close the festival. Sly and Robbie will perform a separate set in what will be an amazing night of hip-hop and reggae music.

Also announced was the addition of Kiwi band House of Shem to the New Zealand line-up. For more information on House of Shem please see www.houseofshem.com.

Raggamuffin is THIS Saturday 23 January at Rotorua International Stadium featuring:

Ms Lauryn Hill, Sly & Robbie, Steel Pulse, Julian Marley, Shaggy, Sean Kingston, Katchafire, Sola Rosa with Iva Lamkum, House of Shem, Sweet & Irie and more!

Visit www.raggamuffin.co.nz for full line-up and ticketing details.





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