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  Need to Know, June 18, 2010

Our correspondents travel to the Gulf to look at the oil spill from multiple vantage points. We also examine America’s renewed fascination with gold, and talk to Somali-Canadian hip-hop artist K’naan.


K’naan: From Mogadishu to the global stage

World attention will be on Africa this week as the World Cup begins. Need to Know sat down with Somali rapper K’Naan, whose song “Wavin’ Flag” was chosen as the theme of the this year’s tournament.


K’naan live: ‘Take a Minute’

K’naan told Need to Know that the song “Take a Minute” is one of those songs that people always react to when he performs live.


K’naan music video: ‘Soobax’

This is the music video for K’naan’s first single, “Soobax.” It was written about living in Somalia at the mercy of violent rival warlords, and was an anthem to lift the spirits of his fellow Somalis.

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