K’NAAN’s Coming to the Stockey Centre!

August 5th, 2010

We’re very excited to have made a huge concert announcement last week at the Stockey Centre! If you enjoyed our Kardinal Offishall show or if you were interested in attending but weren’t able to make it, this will definitely be of interest to you.

You’ve probably heard of him, but K’NAAN has established himself in the music industry by providing a unique combination of reggae, funk, pop, soul and, above all, hip-hop. Even if you don’t know his name, you for sure know his music because his world smash hit “Wavin’ Flag” was re-recorded with a number of extremely popular artists and released to raise funds for Haiti after the devastating earthquake in January. “Wavin’ Flag” was also chosen as one of the anthems for the FIFA World Cup and has been deemed the “Peoples’ Anthem,” with each version highly frequented on radio stations throughout Ontario. K’NAAN’s sophomore album Troubadour was released on February 17, 2009 and immediately considered a hip hop album like no other, evident by his 2010 Juno Awards of Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, showing that he is much appreciated by our fellow Canadians. You can learn more about K’NAAN’s journey and sample some of his music on his official website at http://knaanmusic.ning.com/ or get a taste of K’NAAN’s music by viewing the video on our webpage at http://www.stockeycentre.com/calendar-expanded/120/knaan.

Fresh off the global stage at the FIFA world cup, you can see K’NAAN on our intimate and acoustically perfect Stockey stage on October 6th.  Tickets are $69 each and are on sale to Members Only until August 10th and 9am at which point they go on sale to the general public. Check out this exclusive performance at the Stockey Centre as K’NAAN successfully blends samples and live instrumentation for a sound that’s both rooted in traditional African melodies and the classic hip-hop tradition. We hope to see you here!

By the way! Last night K’NAAN was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, check out this YouTube clip to see his performance! http://bit.ly/bxtlfx