The Grammy Award-winning artist performed at the 100th Anniversary Gala for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. At one point, Jean challenged the crowd of ambassadors, delegates and celebs to a dance-off.
Grammy Award-winning artist Wyclef Jean performed at the 100th Anniversary Gala for the
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants last Wednesday, Oct. 19. At one point, Jean challenged the crowd of ambassadors, delegates and celebs to a dance-off.
Clearly, the challenge worked.
The evening included silent and live auctions, live entertainment and plenty of dance moves. The Fugees, of which the Haitian-born Jean was a member, was named for a usually derogatory term for Haitian-Americans.
Founded in 1911, the
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants provides tools for self-sufficiency to refugees and immigrants, and works to protect childrens' rights. Their 100th anniversary gala was held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium (1301 Constitution Ave. NW). Held at the Andrew Mellon auditorium
ABC7 anchor Cynne Simpson and comedian Chris Spencer hosted.
Actor Ken Leung ("LOST," "Rush Hour") tore up the dance floor.
You'd never have known from Leung's calm smile that the heart of a breakdancer beats within.