Monday, March 22, 2010

Wavin` Flag

     K'naan, born Keinan Abdi Warsame is a Somali-Canadian musician and rapper. K'naan, means "traveler" in the Somali language. He spent the early years of his life avoiding death and listening to the hip-hop records sent to him from America by his father, who had left Somalia earlier.
     I actually got a chance to see K'naan open up for Matisyahu last summer. He has an amazing, warm presence and plays with a djembe drum on stage. His band is great, and he, for the most part, proclaims a message of peace and love, such as this track "Wavin` Flag."
     Check this out and let me know if you dig K'naan. I hope you do.

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