Wednesday, August 25, 2010

K'naan

The Somali language into English is like an oversized person into a fitted shirt, always needing some stretching to make sense... K'naan

Every now and again a nice, fresh talent shows up on the music scene... K'naan is remarkable!

Talk about living the dual life!!! K'naan (pronounced /ˈkeɪnɑːn/[1]), born Keinan Abdi Warsame (Somali: Keynaan Cabdi Warsame, Arabic: كنعان عبدي ورسمهKin‘ān ‘Abdī Warsamah) in 1978,[2] is a Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist.

Keinan, means "traveler" in the Somali language. His aunt, Magool, was one of Somalia's most famous singers. K'naan's grandfather, Haji Mohammad, was a poet. He is Muslim. K'naan spent the early years of his life listening to the hip-hop records sent to him from America by his father, who had left Somalia earlier. When he was 13, K'naan, his mother, and his three siblings, older brother, Liban, and younger sisters Naciimo, Sagal left their homeland and joined relatives in New York City.

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