K'naan: Waving Flag
Quiz by Sharon Michiko Yoneda
Photographs: 2010 World Cup in South Africa; "It's such a beautiful game."
date released: 2008 by K'naan; rerecorded for Coca
Cola sponsorship for FIFA World Cup, 2010, in South Africa
"Wavin' Flag" is a song written and performed by Somali-Canadian artist, K'naan. He wrote the lyrics for his native land, Somalia, with aspirations for
freedom and peace for its citizens.
After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, a remake of the song by a supergroup of Canadian artists, credited as Young Artists for Haiti, became a charity single
again in Canada reaching #1 on the Canadian Hot 100 in its own right.
The song became a truly international hit when Coca-Cola chose it for the promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, hosted by South Africa.