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K'naan, Just B

Sat. September 23rd 2006 9:00pm Sugar (No Minors) 9:00pm
Tickets at: Lyles Place, Ditch Records & Cds,, Complex
K'Naan creates urgent "music with a message" because his whole existence depends on it. "Soobax" produced by Track n Field is percussion-fuelled protest music at its finest. It's more than a song, it's something people raise arms for," explains K'Naan "The term Soobax actually means to "come out" so when I recorded that in the studio, I imagined myself being in front of gun men, and I'm communicating directly to them". "Strugglin" is tracks for those who struggle and find themselves pushed to the brink yet at that point transform that struggle into power and the ability to overcome. The African Way" utilizes superb backing music supplied from a group of nomadic musicians K'Naan ran into and recorded in a restaurant in Mombassa, Kenya. "Wash It Down" is another must-hear track made entirely out of the sounds of crashing water, done by the "forces of nature". All and all the LP is a break out from the braggadocio world of Hip Hop
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