K’naan sang this powerful song on the Hope for Haiti telethon on Canadian television last night ….
By coincidence, I heard Wavin’ Flag for the first time earlier this week, and haven’t been able to get it out of my head since.
Somalia born K’naan moved to Canada in 1991, when he was 13. Much of his music is about Africa and Somalia. This song appears on his most recent album, Troubadour.
A version Wavin’ Flag (same chorus, different verses) has been chosen as the offical song for the Africa leg of the 2010 FIFA World Cup trophy tour.