K'naan — Somali Musician born on February 01, 1978,

Keinan Abdi Warsame, better known by his stage name K'naan, 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... (wikipedia)

The people of Somalia just do not have a voice. They are to me the most forgotten people in the world.
The poetry I grew up on is really an intense form of poetry; it's so pure and powerful.
I faced quite a few challenging times, and in front of those, I was more positive than some people not facing those conditions. I'm actually of the belief now that it is that struggle that offers you that open-hearted hope.
I'm not about trying to get and get and get. I feel good when I get, but I kind of feel better when I give.
I am one of those people that's never been really cynical about life, you know.

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