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Arjan Meets Kenna


There's something about Kenna. And it is not just his music.

I met up with the singer on his tourbus last night for a chat about all that's new with him while sharing a plate of ziti for dinner.

We spoke for about an hour about everything from the release of his long-awaited new album "Make Sure They See My Face" to his tight bond with Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams, and from being know as "that guy" from Malcolm Gladwell's Blink to his attempt to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Besides from being very polite and funny, Kenna struck me as somebody who is very creative, driven and constantly on a journey to use his art to accomplish change. He has a vision of his place in the world that goes beyond expressing himself through his genre-bending music and innovative videos.

More specifically, the singer spoke extensively about his new foundation, called For The Greater Good, which will bring clean water and music to children of Africa. A cause close to Kenna who was born in Ethiopia.

I plan to post the interview as a downloadable MP3 podcast in the next week. Until then, make sure to check out Kenna's new single "Say Goodbye To Love" and sample "Make Sure They See My Face" on iTunes.

(A big thank you to Hillary and Ramey for making things happen.)

October 30, 2007 in Arjan, Interviews, Kenna | Permalink


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