Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Is K'naan a Somalian Pirate?


Cancel a concert for charity and witness some of the most upset fans in concert history. I heard about K’NAAN’s no show Tuesday night at the Peace Day event, hosted by SFU student club iVOW to raise money for girls’ education in Ghana, and I logically went searching for an explanation and information about refunds. I discovered an unexpected story.
The cancellation appears to have stemmed from a failure to fulfill K’NAAN’s rider, a type of agreement that sets out what will be paid and provided for an artist to perform. According to a blog (link www.samreynolds.ca) by Sam F. Reynolds, organizers came short $5,000 of an unknown fee to be paid to K’NAAN. FULL ARTICLE