When Wyclef Jean agreed to headline Florida Tech’s 2016 Homecoming Fest, some may have wondered why the three-time Grammy Award winner who has worked with some of music’s biggest stars and sold millions of records worldwide, decided to give a free concert during Florida Tech’s homecoming fest. The answer was simple – respect.
With a new year upon us it’s natural to take a look back at the highlights of the last year. Without a doubt, one of the best moments occurred during our 2016 Homecoming Fest on October 14 in downtown Melbourne when the iconic and influential hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean took the stage before a mesmerized audience. Jean was last on the Space Coast in 2015 when he attended the funeral of fellow Haitian Fidgi Haig, who coached Florida Tech’s women’s soccer team for 10 seasons. The two were working together on initiatives to improve their beloved homeland at the time of Haig’s death. Jean’s concert was a tribute to Haig – a man he deeply respected.