Friday, August 27, 2010

Song of the Day: K'Naan Wavin' Flag

I'm pretty sure that things are busier for me at work now than they've ever been. As a result, that the last thing I want to do when I come home is more writing. So I'll put my brain on autopilot for a bit and post some songs that I've been loving lately.

I was watching a re-run of K'Naan's so-good performance on Austin City Limits the other night and it reminded me just how good this song is. (And it's even better a capella.)

The song is perfect on its own, but it's made even better from me thanks to the memories it brings back of teaching Africans in The Hague and Antwerp. I became friends with a couple of great dudes that would always invite me to sing African spirituals with them. I was always touched by the simplicity of the songs and the sincerity of the delivery. All of that's here in "Waving Flag."

If you're up for it, I'd highly recommend checking out K'Naan's full ACL set:

Watch the full episode. See more Austin City Limits.

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