Tuesday, 24 August 2010
K’NAAN’S TRIP TO KIBERA ON CANADIAN TV
Somali rapper K’naan visited Kibera as part of a Canadian TV series shoot. Here, he meet Salim Mohamed who runs a medical clinic and a community based development sports program involving over 4,000 kids.
The shoot was for a pilot reality series dubbed 4REAL, a series that takes celebrity guests on adventures around the world to connect with young leaders.
The half hour episode was debuted as the opening act for K'naan's first live concert at the Waterfront in Toronto. Proceeds from the show go into helping Salim’s worthy cause.
Other celebrities who have been featured in the 4REAL series include Cameron Diaz, Mos Def, Joaquin Phoenix, Eva Mendes, Casey Affleck and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Anyho, here is a video K’naan shot in Eastleigh (Somali Ndogo) when he was a refugee in Kenya dubbed Soobax (unity). The song potrays his anger at the never-ending war in Somalia, that has left him and many others refugees.