Jonathan Bernstein
July 18, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Writer, arranger, singer, producer, musician, MC, linguist — is there no end to the talents of Fugee member Wyclef Jean? In this ebullient round-the-world musical cruise, The Carnival, he drafts Celia Cruz (”Guantanamera”) and the Neville Brothers (”Mona Lisa”), samples operetta and the Bee Gees (”We Trying to Stay Alive”), and, in songs like ”Gunpowder,” unveils his introspective side. All indulgent hiatus side projects should be this accomplished. A

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