When Musicians Become Politicians

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Rapper Wyclef Jean recently announced he is running for president of Haiti. Yet musicians have frequently had trouble making the move into politics. Today, guest host Elliott Forrest takes a look how artists fare as politicians and leaders. Also: the clapping, snapping, stomping and throat-singing sounds of the Body Music Festival.

Tell us: What can an artist bring to a higher office? Leave a comment.