K’naan at the Apple Store San Francisco

K'naan Set List

K’naan Set List, orig­i­nally uploaded by stechico.

I had the awe­some oppor­tu­nity to lis­ten to K’naan last night. He had a live, acoustic per­for­mance at the Apple Store in San Fran­cisco. I luck­ily got through 4th/Market early enough as there was a line form­ing from the entrance.

It was my first time see­ing a music per­for­mance in an Apple Store as I usu­ally just go in-and-out to check on stuff. I’m glad that I attended as it was also the first time see­ing K’naan live. It was awe­some. The audi­to­rium wasn’t too big, so it was an inti­mate set­ting. The acoustics in the room was great and crisp. Not to men­tion, the expe­ri­ence and sto­ries shared by K’naan felt like it was a VH1 Sto­ry­tellers ses­sion. It was a very hum­bling and enlight­en­ing expe­ri­ence indeed.

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The Lonely Island Live Debut Performance

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Just in case you missed it, The Lonely Island rocked the mic last night for their live debut per­for­mance at Late Night With Jimmy Fal­lon. They per­formed “I’m on a Boat” but Black Thought filled in for T-Pain with an auto-tune. What scary is that they sound good HA!

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Q-Tip Live at The Knitting Factory 2008-09-29

Def­i­nitely class and still trail-blazin’, here’s Q-Tip per­form­ing at The Knit­ting Fac­tory NY last night to pre­view his new, upcom­ing album Renais­sance. Other than the show being FREE with a SMS RSVP, Busta Rhymes sur­prises every­one and smashes the show.

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Speak­ing of Renais­sance, there seems to be a leak of an old col­labo that Q-Tip did with D’Angelo. Here’s the track “I Believe” which is rumored to be in the new album. Source via Press Play Fash­ion For­ward.


While read­ing my emails, I got the TED newslet­ter and read about Rokia Tra­ore per­form­ing “Kounandi”. Then from the com­ments below the video/performance’s post, got linked to a movie also called “Kounandi” (via Emily McManus).

Also learned that “Kounandi” is a name that means “one who brings luck”. The more you know…

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