Date: October 3, 2008 (Friday)
Time: 9:30 P.M.
Place: National Geographic Courtyard
Tickets: Free event—no tickets required
Sponsor: National Geographic All Roads Film Project
As a child growing up in war-torn Somalia, hip-hop artist K'Naan (born Kaynaan Warsame) saw more violence and tougher streets than any gangster rapper could imagine. Now, in North America, he has established himself as a voice for change, a peacemaker, and a cultural bridge between the developing world and the West. His debut album, The Dusty Foot Philosopher, left an indelible mark on the hip-hop world and earned him a Juno award for Best Rap Recording. This performance will feature the Washington, DC, premiere of new material from his upcoming album, Troubadour.