K'naan Biography

K'NAAN (Keinaan, meaning traveller in Somali, born 1978) is a Somali-Canadian poet and hip-hop artist. Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, at age 13 he left for New York City with his mother and brother and finally settled in the Rexdale neighbourhood of Toronto. In 2001 K'naan performed in Geneva at the 50th anniversary of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In 2005, he performed with DobaCaracol during the Live 8 concert in Barrie, Ontario. His full-length debut album, The Dusty Foot Philosopher, was released in 2005.

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Short Information
Birth Name
Keinan Abdi Warsame
Birth Date
1 February 1978
Birth Place
Mogadishu, Somalia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Piano, guitar, percussion, vocals
Hip hop music|Hip hop, world music, Reggae
Musician, poet, rapper, singer
Years Active
A&M/Octone Records|A&M/Octone, BMG Music|BMG, Wrasse Records|Wrasse, Interdependent Media|Interdependent