Wavin' Flag

K'naan: Waving Flag

Quiz by Sharon Michiko Yoneda

Photographs:  2010 World Cup in South Africa;  "It's such a beautiful game."

artist:  K'naan

songwriter: K'naan

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.