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Millennium Stage Performance Archive
February 2009

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February 27, 2009 - Watch this Performance

Hailing from war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia, hip hop artist K’NAAN grew up during the Somali civil war. Despite speaking no English, he taught himself hip hop and rap diction. Critics have said K’NAAN has “a sound that fuses Bob Marley, conscious American hip hop, and brilliant protest poetry.” Part of ARABESQUE: Arts of the Arab World
Featured Artist(s): K’NAAN

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