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Wyclef Jean seeks fountain of youthful inspiration in South Florida

Wyclef Jean seeks fountain of youthful inspiration in South Florida

Grammy-winning performer and producer Wyclef Jean believes the combined creativity, ingenuity and energy of young people in their last few years of high school and early college is a musical, cultural and political force that a society ignores at its peril.

“Quincy Jones always told me that as a producer we’re learning every day, [and] we stay forever young through the youth,” Jean says. “I think those years, we’re still missing out on some of the best talent.”

To that end, Jean has embarked on a tour of college campuses called Wyclef Jean Goes Back to School, during which he is scouting for undiscovered talent to be included in a 12-song mixtape of the same name. Jean...

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