K'Naan at First Avenue Monday

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Somali rapper K'Naan plays First Avenue tomorrow as a climactic finale to the Twin Cities Pan African Festival, which also featured a free rare screening today a Fela documentary I'd never seen (thanks to Justin Schell and Rob Nelson for their coverage). K'Naan was the one African rapper every other African rapper could agree on in my City Pages story about local African hip hop two years ago, "Payback is a Motherland," a beat Justin Schell has picked up with zeal and is documenting on video and for a book. Hope to see my African and American friends there, as well as a few rap heads looking to cross boundaries.

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