Today’s sketch is inspired by Somalian rapper K’naan. After hearing his performance of Waving Flag on NPR’s All Songs Considered Tiny Desk Concert, as well as a live performance from SxSW, I was mesmerized by the power this young man has with words. He raps about his former life in Somalia with pride without downplaying the economic strife and violence. His debut album “Troubadour” has quickly become one of my favorite albums in the last few years.

K’Naan “Wavin’ Flag”

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