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K'naan

Keinan Abdi Warsame better known by his stage name K'naan (/?ke?n??n/), is a Somali Canadian poet, rapper, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He rose to prominence with the success of his single "Wavin' Flag", which was chosen as Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Besides hip-hop, K'naan's sound is influenced by elements of Somali music, Ethio-jazz and world music. He is also involved in various philanthropic initiatives.

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I enjoy mediation. I think the artist's position is often to mend the things we feel are broken. Whe ...

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The only way I see the world now is through coming out of and growing up and living in Somalia. In t ...

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From the stage, I can reach a large audience, and you learn from being on stage how much a song reac ...

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Mindless violence, well let me try to paint it. Here's the 5 steps in hopes to explain it:1, It's me ...

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I think it's a mistake to work on success in career. I've worked on my passions obsessively. How can ...

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You want to reach people, but you also want to reach them in the most authentic way. You now have a ...

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In the time of war, everyone was basically trying to live and manage the best they could. But you al ...

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The pirates are serving a purpose right now. They come from regions which have been completely ignor ...

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The pirates are serving a purpose right now. They come from regions which have been completely ignor ...

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I have moments of darkness, of anger, and moments of rage. They do creep up at the most inopportune ...

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It is the very survival of the streets that makes children pick up guns in Somalia, not some older, ...

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My life owes me. Like an overdose, I'm slowly Drifting into the arms of trouble, then trouble holds ...

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I'm not about trying to get and get and get. I feel good when I get, but I kind of feel better when ...

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I wasn't making music consciously when I was younger. I was a musician, but that has its own stigmas ...

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I'm writing from a place of - a center of authenticity, somewhere that only I know how to write from ...

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