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News in Review - January 2020 Maestro Fresh Wes: Canadian Hip Hop History

Wes Williams, better known to many as Maestro Fresh Wes, is often called the Godfather of Canadian hip hop. He sprang on to the music scene in 1989 with the release of his song “Let Your Backbone Slide" from debut album Symphony in Effect. It was the first rap single certified Gold in Canada. In 2019, this groundbreaking anthem became the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:11:36
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/13/2020

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News in Review - May 2010 K'naan: A Canadian Sings for the World

He was born in the war-ravaged African country of Somalia. As a teenager he survived the mean streets in Toronto. Now K’naan is a global singing sensation, and his song, Wavin' Flag, is the official song of this summer’s world soccer championship in South Africa. In this News in Review story we’ll go on the road with K’naan, and ask ...
  • 2010
  • 00:15:25
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/15/2010

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