Fugees reunite for concert film


The Fugees, the trio that released only two studio albums but became a signature influence on hip-hop and neo-soul music, reunited over the weekend for a New York performance that also featured many younger stars influenced by their sound.

The collective of Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras played a show in Brooklyn on Saturday that was filmed for a concert documentary that is being aimed at theatrical release next year. Other performers included Kayne West, Jill Scott, Mos Def and the Roots. Comedian David Chappelle organized and hosted the event.

There were mixed signals Monday whether the show might lead to a fuller reunion effort. The Fugees, whose 1996 album, “The Score,” was a genre watershed, were an uneasy collective, but Hill and Jean have seen their individual commercial success muted in recent years.



Geoff Boucher