K'NAAN

K'NAAN (10:00 PM)

City Of The Sun (9:00 PM)

Sat, November 17, 2012

8:00 pm

$25.00

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This event is all ages

K'NAAN's album Country, God or the Girl is out today. The album features special guests Bono, Mark Foster, Keith Richards, will.i.am, Ryan Tedder, and Nas. Rolling Stone premiered a mini-doc today at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/knaan-mini-documentary-goes-inside-rappers-life-premiere-20121016. Please post this anywhere and everywhere to help promote your show.

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K'NAAN - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
K'NAAN
Somalia.

The name alone conjures up images of unbridled destruction, merciless warlords and ruthless terror. A place where nobody—children, the elderly, religious figures—is 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 it's 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 K'NAAN Warsame, whose sophomore album Troubadour will be released in January 2009. The grandson of Haji Mohamed, one of Somalia's 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 K'NAAN was granted unprecedented access by his friends Stephen and Damian Marley to their father Bob Marley's original home studio at 56 Hope Road and the legendary Tuff Gong studios Troubadour is a hip-hop album like no other. 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.
City Of The Sun - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
City Of The Sun
New York's City of the Sun is a worldly, genre-bending instrumental trio whose sound combines their love of indie rock, flamenco, and post-rock. Formed in 2011 by guitarist John Pita, COS also features guitarist Avi Snow and percussionist Zach Para. Having honed their sound performing on the streets of New York City, the group first gained wider attention after playing a 2013 TED conference.

Since then, City of the Sun has headlined and sold out NYC venues like the Gramercy Theater and Brooklyn Bowl; they played SXSW, Firefly, CMJ and CBGB music festivals, among others. The band supported Charles Bradley and Gregg Allman, and have long-standing collaborations with Sofar Sounds and Godin Guitars. "The C Word" documentary, directed by Meghan O'Hara and narrated by Morgan Freeman, featured a score worked on by John, Avi, and Zach.

City of the Sun signed with Chesky Records in 2016 and released their LP 'To the Sun and All the Cities in Between,' which debuted at #12 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. Lead Track "Everything" hit #2 on Spotify's US Viral 50 chart and #5 on Global Viral with over one million plays in two months.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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