Music executive Jimmy Rosemond has teamed with former Fugee members Wyclef Jean and Pras to show support for Haitian Presidential candidate, Michel Martelly.
Re-elections for the office of President of the country is scheduled to take place this Sunday (March 20th), after the original November election results were scrapped, due to fraud, voting irregularities and violence at the polls.
No clear winner emerged in the original Presidential race, paving the way for Sunday’s new vote between former first lady Mirlande Manigat and pop singer Michel Martelly.
Tonight (March 17th), Rosemond, Wyclef and Pras will hot a concert featuring Busta Rhymes and The Fugees, including estranged group member, Lauryn Hill.
“It’s a new era in Haiti and we are campaigning for change for good in my beloved country,” Wyclef told AllHipHop.com. “I had to come home as a diaspora to make a difference.”
Over 200,000 people are expected to attend the concert tonight, which will take place at Champs de Mars in Haiti.
“No change comes easy especially in these trying times for the Haitian population but I had to come to encourage voting for that change,” said Rosemond, who is also of Haitian descent.
“As the diaspora becomes more involved with Haiti there can’t be nothing but good change,” Rosemond continued.
Haiti, which is the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country, is still recovering from a massive earthquake in January of 2010 that killed over 200,000 people.
To make matters worse, the country has been dealing with a cholera epidemic since last October that has killed thousands of people.