Monday, February 16, 2009

Fox 9 review of K'naan & M.anifest concert

“Twin Cities rapper and native Ghanaian M.anifest was the opening act and got the show started about an hour after the doors opened. Adorned in necklaces of wooden beads and traditional West African garb sporting the symbol of Gye Nyame, the emcee implored the crowd to warm up with him, while he waxed poetic about the warm breeze of his homeland. His set included a number of songs from his debut album, Manifestations, which focuses on life in Ghana and struggles the artist has faced in this experiment we call life. His sound was polished and enchanting, his message Afro-centric yet relevant. It's no wonder M.anifest earned 2008 honors as the City Pages' Songwriter of the Year. His performance was a perfect primer for the performance everyone came to see.”

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