The Millennium Stage is sponsored by Target and the Fannie Mae Foundation.

The Kennedy Center presents the
2007 Metro World Music Concert featuring:
Wyclef Jean; Shaggy; The Ska-Talites; Plunky & Oneness
in conjunction with CARICOM & The Conference on the Caribbean

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
5:30 – 9:00 p.m. on the South Plaza Stage

Performance Schedule
5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Show begins
  • Plunky and Oneness
  • Ska-talites
  • Shaggy
  • Wyclef Jean
Kennedy Center South Plaza

Capacity on the Kennedy Center South Plaza is limited, bring lawn chairs and blankets. No free parking. So, take Metro’s Blue or Orange line to the Foggy Bottom-GWU station, then hop on the free Kennedy Center shuttle or take Metrobus 80.

photo: Wyclef Jean

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents an evening of free concerts by multi-platinum Grammy award-winning, hip-hop sensation Wyclef Jean; reggae recording super-star Shaggy; the legendary Jamaican ska group The Ska-Talites; and the Richmond-based jazz-funk band Plunky & Oneness on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. This special outdoor event precedes the annual D.C. Caribbean Carnival, and will take place on the Kennedy Center's South Plaza Stage.

With a long reggae resume, the hip-hop, tip top, rap tactician Wyclef Jean established himself as a multi-talented artistic trendsetter. Wyclef lead the Fugees to their 1996 chart-topping album successes with The Score; considered to be the most-influential rap album of all time.

photo: Shaggy

Even after 10 years in the public eye, Grammy Award winner Shaggy continues to release mega-hit albums. Hotshot, his best-selling record topped the charts in the UK, Germany and Australia simultaneously, and the album was certified six-times platinum in the US. Shaggy has sold over 20 million albums, and he plans to release a new album later this year.

photo: The Ska-Talites

The New York Times states that The Ska-Talites are, "essential to the transformation of ska into reggae." The Ska-Talites bring together top musicians and styles of the time fusing boogie-woogie blues, R&B, jazz, mento, calypso, and African rhythms to create the first truly Jamaican music: ska.

photo Plunky & Oneness group

One of the most-enduring funk, jazz, and Afro-fusion groups, Plunky & Oneness has been performing for more than 30 years. Led by saxophonist J. Plunky Branch, the group is a combination of exotic smooth grooves, sax, vocals, percussion, and electronics. They have produced and released 20 albums of original avant-garde jazz, funk, soul, fusion, gospel and African music.

The Kennedy Center South Plaza will open at 5:00 p.m. Capacity on the South Plaza is limited. Access is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Lawn chairs welcome. Rain or shine.

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