Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Event Type: Concerts, Live Performance, Show, Special Events
Last Updated: July 23, 2012
Kool Fms FanfestThe hottest show of the summer is back! Kool fms fan fest returns august 18 at bear mountain arenaFeaturing K'naan - http://site.knaanmusic.com/ Shawn Desman - http://shawndesman.com/ Dirty Radio - http://www.dirtyradio.ca/ Raghav - http://www.raghav.com/ Stef Lang - http://steflang.ca/ DJ Reign - http://jreign.com/K'naanThe name alone conjures up images of unbridled destruction, merciless warlords and ruthless terror. A place where nobodychildren, the elderly, religious figuresis safe from the atrocities of war, and where the idea of childhood, where 8-year olds handle ak-47s like toys, exists in chronological terms alone. When forbes magazine recently unveiled their most dangerous destinations, somalia, above iraq and afghanistan, topped the list.But its also the nation of poets, where a poem can both inspire peace and end wars. Where every weekend, regardless of the climate, one can find a play or concert at a local theatre.Growing up, it was both of these somalias that informed musician/emcee knaan warsame, whose sophomore album troubadour will be released in january 2009. The grandson of haji mohamed, one of somalias most famous poets, and nephew of famed somali singer magool, the emcee is creating his own musical path through reggae, funk, pop, soul and, above all, hip-hop.Recorded primarily in kingston, jamaica where knaan was granted unprecedented access by his friends stephen and damian marley to their father bob marleys original home studio at 56 hope road and the legendary tuff gong studios troubadour is a hip-hop album like no other. Knaan successfully blends samples and live instrumentation for a sound thats both rooted in traditional african melodies and the classic hip-hop tradition.
Location: Bear Mountain Arena
Address: 1767 Island Highway, Victoria
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