k’naan

as a somali refugee who has found a new home in canada, he brings a fresh perspective to the hip hop world.

somalia is recognized as one of the most dangerous countries in the world but it is the same place that has historically been host to a rich oral tradition and a long list of legendary african poets. his music captures the urgency of the civil strife in his homeland, but at the same time reminds us that the tumultuous circumstance of the country should not completely overshadow the beautiful history that the somali people are so proud of.

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