In 1978 the musician K'naan saw under the civil name Keinan Abdi Warsame the Somali Mogadishu the light of day. He grew up there during the beginning of the Somali civil war. During the year 1991, the family of Warsame was the civil war towards Harlem (New York, USA) leave.
As the illness progresses, the family moved to the musician Rexdale (Ontario, Canada), where there is a large community of Somali immigrants. K'naan began to learn the English language, even from other rappers. He brought also rapping at by others copied the text and the phonetic style. He later left after the 10th grade education to draw as a rapper by the country.
In 1999, he was able to speak before the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees where K'naan in his speech criticized the relief work of the UN in Somalia. The Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour then invited him to participate in his album "Building Bridges". So Keinan Abdi Warsame came to an opportunity to make the world tours.
As a result, he was able to thereby secure additional commitments, such as the Montreal Jazz Festival or the Halifax Pop Explosion. The commercial debut of K'naan was released in 2005 under the title "The Dusty Foot Philosopher". this Juno Award a year later won the "rap album of the year".
The commercial breakthrough came with the second studio album "Troubadour", which was released on 24/02/2009. For K'naan was awarded the 2010 Juno Award as "Artist of the Year" and "Songwriter of the Year". A remixed version of the track "Wavin 'Flag" was chosen by FIFA sponsor Coca-Cola anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
In live performances K'naan is accompanied by Salam at Bongo. The importance of Salam is peace, which is both extremely important musicians.
2012: Country, God or the Girl
2010: Take a Minute
2009: Traoubadour , Wavin 'Flag (WM Song 2010) , Bang Bang (feat. Adam Levine)
2008: ABCs (feat. Chubb rock)
2007: The Dusty Foot On The Road
2005: The Dusyt Foot Philosopher , Strugglin ' , Soobax
2004: My Life Is A Movie
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