ACCLAIMED HIP-HOP ARTIST K’NAAN SET TO GUEST STAR IN CW NETWORK’S NEW PROGRAM – 4REAL Somali Born Artist K’NAAN joins All-Star Cast in 4REAL:Kenya K’NAAN’s sophomore album Troubadour set for release January 2009
Celebrated Hip Hop emcee and griot K’NAAN will be a part of the new CW program, 4REAL, airing this Sunday at 5p.m EST (4p.m CST). K’NAAN joins other guests on the program Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes, Joaquin Phoenix and M.I.A. to name a few.
4REAL takes celebrity guests on adventures around the world to connect with young leaders who, under extreme circumstances, are affecting real change on some of the most pressing issues of our time. In the episode K’NAAN joins host Sol Guy in Kibera, Kenya, the largest slum in East Africa. K’NAAN takes you behind-the-scenes of his international hit video “Soobax” while unveiling Kibera’s high-spirited community suffering from lack of clean water, health systems and basic sanitary facilities.
Over the course of the last two years K’NAAN has played over 350 shows spanning five continents, recorded and released his debut outing, The Dusty Foot Philosopher. He has had the privilege of sharing the stage – as well as recording with – artists such as Mos Def, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Talib Kweli, Amadou and Miriam and many more. These artists have publicly celebrated the relevance of his political poetry, live performance and purpose-driven mission.
K’NAAN’s upcoming new album, Troubadour is armed with classic beats, live instrumentation and innovative rhymes. On it the artist carves a new path filled with eloquent and thought-provoking lyrics in the tradition of great folk singers and protest songs.
Confirmed fall tour dates for K’NAAN are as follows:
11/26 Park City, UT Harry O’s
11/29 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
11/30 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
12/06 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
12/07 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
12/09 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
12/11 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
12/14 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
12/16 Toronto, ON The Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/17 Montreal, QC Metropolis
12/18 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
* 11/26-12/18 with Matisyahu