K'naan Wavin' Flag Official Song for FIFA World Cup 2010
Wavin' Flag World Cup 2010 Song: K'naan Somali Born Canadian Hip Hop Artist Gets Nod From FIFA
Hip Hop artist, Kanaan's song Wavin Flag has been chosen as the official song for the FIFA World Cup of Soccer in 2010. Somali born Canadian raised Kanaan is a rare talent, an artist creating critically acclaimed "conscious" Hip Hop with a message from a base in Canada.
K'naan's family fled the violence in Somali and landed in Toronto where he grew up in the suburb of Etobicoke.
Wavin Flag is from K'naan's new release Troubadour. I had the pleasure of having supper with K'naan a few years ago at a Chinese place in Vancouver. He was gracious and thoughtful - an original. I knew then he was destined for big things. It is great to see the development of K'naan as an artist as he journeyed from war torn Mogadishu to Toronto and now back to Africa where he is on a FIFA sponsored tour.
Wavin' Flag will be put to use in TV and online commercials leading up to the games, and will be blasted during every FIFA event of the World Cup.
By the time the games kick off in South Africa next summer, lyrics such as "See the champions take the field now/ Unify us, make us feel proud" could be as maddeningly ubiquitous as Ricky Martin's La Copa de la Vida (theme of the 1998 World Cup
K'naan will re-mix Wavin Flag for the FIFA World Cup of Soccer 2010