k'naan

I wish I could sing, and belt out every feeling like Nina Simone or sing a love letter to my daughter like Paul Simon. I love music and have long been impressed with the artists that enrich our world in so many ways.
A source told the magazine that Nyong'o, 31, has been dating rapper K'Naan, 36, since September, revealing that "she loves
Years from now, when people look back at this generation as one that created change on a scale not seen since the civil rights movement itself, they will know there was a soundtrack.
Despite what has become of hip-hop culture in the United States, my trip to South Africa reawakened my love for the music and the culture. That trip showed me that hip-hop's purity still exists.
Alright, so we know Saul is full of magic, but how do we go beyond the quotes and a performance (his performances are one of a kind experience and highly recommended) and get in conversation with Saul?
This week our playlist includes music by Dave Brubeck, Everest, Ravi Shankar, Tinariwen, Fats Waller, Frankie Miller and more.
For more, head over to NYT. K'naan made waves earlier this year when he spoke out against then-GOP presidential candidate
Somali-born hip-hop artist K'naan fled with his family from Mogadishu when he was 13 years old. The country at the time was experiencing a civil war that has left the country in a state in instability. His music has a series of influences that range from Nina Simone to Bob Marley to Bob Dylan.
Political statements in music are at an all-time low. Artists like Lady Gaga and Robyn's promotion of equal rights is a start, but so much more can be done.
In celebration of Record Store Day, Global MC singer, songwriter and activist K'NAAN, will be releasing a limited edition 7".
Check out the artists on Spotify who Impact deems most in tune with their causes. Whether its Bono's philanthropic efforts
This week our playlist includes music by Chuck Berry, Al Green, Artie Shaw, Engelbert Humperdink, Arcade Fire, and more.
We never figured Mitt Romney for a hip-hop connoisseur, but we were still surprised by his incredibly idiotic decision to
I left Somalia as a child and returned as a celebrated artist. But it's truly bittersweet, as being celebrated by a famine-struck nation isn't quite the celebration I had dreamt of.
"As to the long-term stuff, we know exactly what to do with droughts," Bono said. "You can blame droughts on God, but famines
When it comes to Keane, most music lovers have an opinion: detractors think they're too fey, fans think they're the next biggest band on earth.
This modern legend is considered one of the greatest innovators and most influential musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries, and Herbie Hancock's music continues to transcend jazz's stereotype.
Though I grew up in Somalia, and art encapsulated the world as I knew it, I never aspired to be an artist. I hope that my music opens an eye or two to a great country of both immeasurable beauty and struggle.
Joel Arquillos: The executive director of the nonprofit 826LA, Arquillos emphasizes the need to give children individual
In our crooked humanity and its glory, I do think that certain selfishness is good selfishness. In fact, we can say it is necessary to be selfish in order to give.