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K'naan to play Stanley Park's Malkin Bowl tonight

Regardless of the recent charity controversy or the rain clouds hanging low in the sky, Somali-Canadian musician K'naan will bring his unforgettable mix of poetry, protest, and Somali-infused sounds...

Amalia Nickel in the world of rap

"You can’t push down your emotions as a woman. You have to be tough, but not too tough. You have to flirt, but not too much," Amalia Nickel, a journalist who covers hip hop says. She successfully nav

K'naan video exclusive: "You know about me talking always about my mom..."

K'naan creates poetry and opens up to VO reporters Amalia and Kei in this red carpet exclusive video.