K'naan

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  • Keinan Abdi Warsame is born

    Keinan Abdi Warsame is born
    K'naan was born on February 1st 1978 under the name Keinan Abdi Warsame.
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    K'naan

    History of K'naan
  • K'naan spends his early years escaping death in Somali

    K'naan spends his early years escaping death in Somali
    K'naan was born in Somali, a country where a war was emerging faast and dangerous. The highlighted yellow is Somali
  • Rap Recording of the Year (1991 - 1992)

    Rap Recording of the Year (1991 - 1992)
  • Now 13, he, his mother, and two siblings move to Harlem.

    Now 13, he, his mother, and two siblings move to Harlem.
  • Moves to Rexdale, where there were many Somali families.

    Moves to Rexdale, where there were many Somali families.
    Rexdale is a neighbourhood located in northwest Toronto, and it covers some of north Etobicoke.
  • 2004: My Life Is a Movie album by K'naan

  • 2005: The Dusty Foot Philosopher album

    2005: The Dusty Foot Philosopher album
    The Dusty Foot Philosopher was K'naan's second studio album,and was released by BMG Music.
  • 2005 "Soobax"

  • 2007: The Dusty Foot on the Road

  • 2008: "Dreamer"

    "Dreamer" was released as the album's first promotional single.
  • 2008: "ABCs"

    2008: "ABCs"
  • K'naan releases hit song Wavin Flag

    K'naan releases hit song Wavin Flag
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRRXXWLviI0
    Wavin flag is about freedom.
  • 2009: Troubadour

    2009: Troubadour
  • Songwriter of the Year 2010 - K'naan - "Wavin' Flag"

    Songwriter of the Year 2010 - K'naan - "Wavin' Flag"
  • K'naan Hurt Me Tomorrow is released

    K'naan Hurt Me Tomorrow is released
  • 2012: Country, God, or the Girl

    2012: Country, God, or the Girl
  • 2012: More Beautiful Than Silence

    2012: More Beautiful Than Silence
  • K'naan at We Day

    K'naan at We Day
    K'naan performs Hurt Me Tomorrow at We Day Toronto, a Free the Children event. Here he is singing with Nelly Furtado supporting children's rights