K'naan

From the FUV Vault: K'Naan

by Alisa Ali

For Words and Music this month, we're dipping into the FUV Vault to revisit some of our favorite sessions. My pick this week is a session I did with Somalian musician, K'Naan from 2009.

It was really inspiring to talk with someone with so much positivity. As one of the last Somalians to be granted an exit visa from his country just before the Civil war, K'Naan knows that he is one very lucky guy, so gratitude shines throughout his music. 

K'Naan - Words and Music - 2009

by Alisa Ali
K'Naan's debut album won 'Rap Recording of the Year' honors at the Junos in 2006, and now the Toronto-via-Somalia artist is back with a follow-up, called 'Troubadour.' Positivity, protest poetry, melody, roots, rap, and more come together in his songs, and he shared a few of them live during a recent interview with host Alisa Ali at 'FUV. [8/7/09]