Articles tagged k'naan

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.

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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.

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10 Nov 2009 // 9:00 PM

Wale: Attention Deficit

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

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11 Oct 2009 // 9:00 PM

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.

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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.

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4 Mar 2009 // 8:00 PM

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.

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25 Feb 2009 // 7:42 AM

K’naan’s latest album Troubadour released this week and we’ll have our take of the album for you next week. In the meantime,

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3 Feb 2009 // 4:30 AM

Filmore Mescalito Holmes wrote last year about Somalian rapper K’naan that “he clearly remembers what it was like to have three of his best

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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.

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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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Like a lot of things that we Americans complain about, Minnesota winters aren’t so bad in the view of Somalian hip-hop star K’Naan. “

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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