Musician and producer Wyclef Jean with Popular Music faculty member Tim Kobza at Carson Center.
Jean talked about coming of age with the Fugees and embarking on a solo career.
Popular Music major Moira MacKesey-Green took to the stage for a performance.
Senior Moira MacKesey-Green.
Jean shared the student's performances with the world via his personal Instagram feed.
Next up, Music Industry senior Kyle “Trillyun Sky” Merrill took to the stage.
Kyle “Trillyun Sky” Merrill performs.
Wyclef Jean had the Carson Center crowd on its feet!
A band featuring, (R-L) vocalists Ashley Estes, Tehillah Alphonso, and keyboards/vocalist Alexa Angulo, performed for Jean.
Jean kept the Instagram stream going. Here, he filmed guitarist Sam Yun.
And keyboardist David Friebe.
Finally, Wyclef Jean stepped in to jam with the band.
Wyclef Jean is just one of many international musicians, producers, and industry innovators who present for USC Thornton Contemporary Music students each year.
On Thursday, January 11th, USC Thornton Contemporary Music students enjoyed a special visit by musician and producer Wyclef Jean, who came to prominence with the Fugees in the early 90’s and now enjoys a successful solo career.
After speaking to faculty member Tim Kobza and students about his work, Jean invited two student soloists and a band to take the stage at Carson Center to show off their skills, even pulling out his phone to live-stream the performances on Instagram.
Later that day, Jean visited musicologist Sean Nye’s Hip-hop Music and Culture (MUSC 320) class to talk about making music in a changing industry.