Back By Popular Demand
With Jazzy Amra, Natural Element and Pauly Danger of Upsetta International
Friday, October 26th
Doors: 7:30 PM
Tickets: ADV $30 • DOS $35
The music that Wyclef Jean has written, performed, and produced — both as a solo superstar and as founder and guiding member of the Fugees — has been a consistently powerful, pop cultural force for over two decades. In 1996, the Fugees released their monumental album The Score. As a solo artist, Wyclef has released six albums that have sold nearly nine million copies worldwide, including his 1997 debut The Carnival and 2000’s aptly titled The Eclectic: 2 Sides II a Book. Jean’s latest studio album, Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee, his first in eight years, was released on Sept. 15, 2017. The album was named one of the “25 Most Anticipated Albums” of the fall by Billboard that year. In November 2017, Wyclef also released a mixtape, entitled, “Inspired By…” that paid tribute to the music that inspired him. The project received high acclaim from critics and fans alike. In December, Wyclef wrote and performed a song, “Dimelo,” along with X-Factor winners, Rak-Su. The song rose to the top of the charts in less than a week.
I am Jazmine Pena. I grew up in the Bronx with a single mother who didn’t always make the right decisions. I lived with my mother through rehabilitation, but her eventual relapse meant that I was relocated and placed into the foster system, where I was moved around often and did not have much stability. However, my aunt adopted me when I was five years old, and my life has taken a turn for the better. Even so, I think often about my mom and her passion for music, even at her lowest moments. Although living with my aunt has made me question a lot, I have become more comfortable with myself and my upbringing in the past few years. I took this growth as a chance to reinvent myself as Jazzy Amra. Amra means princess in Arabic. I felt that was the perfect name for me because, despite the unfortunate events I’ve lived through, it didn’t take away from the fact that I am royalty, I am special, I am beautiful. That is the kind of confidence I want to exude in others. Your past doesn’t make you. I want to sing and serve as the voice of those who have grown up in similar situations. As of right now, I am still pursuing a singing career, and my future never looked so bright.
The Natural Element band brings Reggae vibes infusing all the element of true beat music. Hip-Hop, Jazz, Funk, Afro-Beat. With a true love for music.