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Sunday, November 14 2010

Various Artists: Yes We Can: Songs About Leaving Africa

Yes We Can: Songs about Leaving Africa is more about Africa than it is about African music.


Tuesday, April 27 2010

K’naan + Wale: 11.April.2010 - Chicago

Backed by a live band, K'naan rapped tight and globally wise rhymes that blend Rakim's sophistication with Eminem-esque wit before a sold out crowd at Chicago's Metro.


Tuesday, November 10 2009

Wale: Attention Deficit

Insecurity, bulimia, infidelity, intra-racial discrimination, self-loathing and coked out, aspirational celebrities: welcome to Wale's coming out party.


Sunday, October 11 2009

The Messengers

K'naan's The Messengers series is a trilogy of episodes designed to highlight the genius of Nigeria's Fela Kuti, Jamaica's Bob Marley, and the United States' Bob Dylan.


Sunday, April 5 2009

Amadou and Mariam: Welcome to Mali

If Amadou and Mariam's last album felt like a shift in the couple's career, then Welcome to Mali feels like an even greater one.


Wednesday, March 4 2009

K’naan: Troubadour

The Somalian-born poet/rapper/singer gives free reign to his roots on an enjoyable, high-energy album that is as much about partying as it is about Africa.


Wednesday, February 25 2009

K’naan - “The Great Depression” (video)


Tuesday, February 3 2009

K’naan - “ABC’S” (video)


Wednesday, August 27 2008

The Dusty Foot Philosopher Kicks Up America

K'Naan stood on stage, drum in hand, focused on the two instruments that comprise and compose the totality of African storytelling: the voice and the drum.


Thursday, August 14 2008

K’naan: The Dusty Foot Philosopher

In a market dominated by criminal sociopaths, this Somali-Canadian refugee rapper took the road less traveled.


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