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K'Naan and Paper Tongues


Roseland (map) Northwest
Fri., Oct. 29, 9 p.m. 2010 All Ages


Even if your fleeting stint as a soccer supporter died when Clint Dempsey walked off the pitch, chances are you heard "Wavin' Flag" from K'Naan. (If you missed it, you are alone.) Thanks to the biggest sporting event on the planet, and the deep pockets of head sponsor Cola-Cola, the song went platinum in multiple countries—including going gold in India. Not bad for a Somali-born emcee who cut his teeth in the Canadian hiphop scene. Granted, that version of "Wavin' Flag" was defanged of its political slant, something K'Naan surely won't do tonight. While so much hiphop is limited to a few-block radius of neighborhood-centric rhymes, K'Naan will effortlessly crisscross the globe in the series of a few short verses. Bring a passport. EZRA ACE CARAEFF


8 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Open for shows. See schedule.

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  • Fri., Oct. 29, 9 p.m. 2010
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