K’naan first came to my attention via the excellent CBC Radio 3 Podcast with Grant Lawrence. As a child, K’naan survived the civil war in Mogadishu, Somalia and he now makes his home in Rexdale, Ontario. K’Naan’s music incorporates Somalia’s traditional myths and contemporary history with his own experiences as a refugee and artist in North America.
He’ll be playing live at Joe’s Pub this Wednesday, May 17 at 11:30 PM. Tickets $10.
Check out K’Naan’s What’s Hardcore on the CBC Radio 3 Podcast