Protopodcast : Music : Series 2 : K’Naan
Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, K’naan spent his childhood in Mogadishu and lived there during the Somali Civil War, which began in 1991. His aunt, Magool, was one of Somalia’s most famous singers. K’naan’s grandfather, Haji Mohamed, was a poet. K’naan is aMuslim. His name, K’naan, means “traveller” in the Somali language. [Wikipedia]
With DJ & Remix work for Grammy-winners Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Kanye West and Mary J. Blige under his belt, J.Period has become one of Hip Hop’s undisputed Mixtape Kings and most respected DJ/Producers.
Celebrated Mixtape DJ/Producer, J.Period & Somali MC, K’Naan, present a groundbreaking new remix project: “The Messengers: A Tribute to Fela Kuti, Bob Marley & Bob Dylan.”