Monday, March 22, 2010
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.