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Showtime

Friday 10:30 pm

Origin

Toronto, ON

Genres

Folk, Hip-hop, International, Poetry, Pop, Singer-Songwriter

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K’NAAN

Headlining Friday, July 5th of the festival will be Somali-Canadian singer and MC, K’NAAN. The product of a creative family, K’NAAN fled Mogadishu, Somalia with his family at age 13. After learning English, partly by immersing himself in the classic hip-hop albums of the ‘90s, he came to prominence in 1999 with a spoken word performance at the United Nations that caught the attention of Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour.

K’NAAN’s debut album, 2005’s The Dusty Foot Philosopher, won the Juno for Rap Recording of the Year, and was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. The follow up was 2010’s Troubadour which contained the smash single ‘Wavin’ Flag’. The song was first used as the soundtrack for the Haiti earthquake relief campaign, and then Coca-Cola’s theme song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The song quickly reached #1 on iTunes in 18 countries around the world, and launched K’NAAN into superstardom. A third album, God Country or the Girl, included features from household names like Nas and Bono, and produced several hits of its own, marking a new trajectory for this eclectic artist. This will be K’NAAN’s first appearance in Sudbury, guaranteed to be a powerful, joyous experience.

 

 

Al Simmons

Anola, MB

Ansley Simpson

Toronto, ON

Basia Bulat

Montreal, QC

Bedouin Soundclash

Toronto, ON

Ben Sures

Edmonton, AB

Boogat

Montreal, QC

Brooke Bruce

Sudbury, ON

Céleste Lévis

Ottawa, ON

Cris Derksen

Toronto, ON

David Dino White

North Bay, ON

Duncan Cameron

Sudbury, ON

ECHLO

Toronto, ON

Eric Clancy

Sudbury, ON

Eva Foote

Edmonton, AB

Hannah Shira Naiman

North Bay, ON

Haviah Mighty

Brampton/Toronto, ON

Jane’s Party

Toronto, ON

Jennifer Holub

Sudbury, ON

Jojo Worthington

Waterloo, ON

K’NAAN

Toronto, ON

Kevin Breit

Toronto, ON

Kevin Closs

Sudbury, ON

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Alderville First Nation, ON

Magoo

Udora, ON

Mayhemingways

Peterborough. ON

Mélissa Laveaux

Montreal, QC

Nick Ferrio

Peterborough, ON

Oh Geronimo

Burlington, ON

Pop Mach!ne

Sudbury, ON

Rayannah

Winnipeg, MB

Rodney Meilleur

Chelmsford, ON

Safia Nolin

Quebec City/St-Férréol-Les-Neiges, QC

Sam Roberts Band

Montreal, QC

Shaky Stars

Sudbury, ON

Sheesham & Lotus & ‘Son

Canada

The Almighty Rhombus

Sudbury, Ontario

The Burning Hell

Saint John's, NL

Trapment

Sudbury, ON

William Prince

Winnipeg, MB

Zeus

Toronto, ON

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Northern Lights Festival Boréal: July 4-7, 2019