Rocky Dawuni at Africa Rising

Africa Rising Los Angeles

On October 15, 2016, the Ford Theatres came alive for AFRICA RISING, presented by Afro Funke’ and taste maker radio station KCRW 89.9FM.  It was a spectacular night that highlighted the African contributions to global culture and the multi-cultural renaissance of the African Diaspora within Los Angeles. Headlined by GRAMMY nominated Ghanian musician ROCKY DAWUNI and his 15 […]

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KCRW and Afro Funke’ Present Africa Rising At Ford Theatres

The grand finale for the Ford Theatres Summer 2016 Season, will be AFRICA RISING, a one-night-only showcase of African contributions to global culture that highlight the multi-cultural renaissance of the African Diaspora within L.A. featuring: *ROCKY DAWUNI & very special guests *MARIE DAULNE of ZAP MAMA *DEXTER STORY & WONDEM *DJS JEREMY SOLE & GLENN [...] Continue Reading >
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Rocky Dawuni at Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles August 6

GRAMMY nominated Afro Roots star, Rocky Dawuni, returns from his highly successful summer tour of Europe and India to bring his fiery sound once again to light up the City of Angels, on Saturday August 6th at the Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles in MacArthur Park. The "Branches of the Same Tree Tour" thrilled huge audiences [...] Continue Reading >
Afro Roots Origins

Defining Afro Roots Music with Rocky Dawuni

Understanding the Scope of Musical Influence from Africa Originally a term created to outline the scope of music influenced by the continent of Africa, the term “Afro Roots” has become much more understood and defined as part of Africa’s modern music perspective. The concept of Afro Roots music is about the African past and its [...] Continue Reading >
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Impakter Interview with Jessica Brassington

PEACEFIRE: AN INTERVIEW WITH ROCKY DAWUNI Check out the latest Interview by Jessica Brassington at Impakter.  Be sure to check out her other interviews. "Rocky Dawuni is well known across Africa and the world for his infectious Afro Roots sound and humanitarian activism. His dedication to spread his message of love, positivity, and empowerment, is [...] Continue Reading >
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10 Reasons Rocky Dawuni Deserves a Win at the VGMA

Elorm Beenie over at Bienie Words just posted a great top 10 list of reasons Rocky should win at this years Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA)  Thank you for your support! 10 reasons why Rocky Dawuni deserves to win VGMA ‘Record of the Year’ 2016 Rocky Dawuni is one huge name that carries a lot of weight and [...] Continue Reading >
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Rocky Dawuni Plays Louisiana International Festival 2016

Rocky Dawuni shines his light at Louisiana International Festival 2016 Rocky Dawuni was spectacular on the night at this year’s Louisianna Music & Arts Festival. He played with Alpha Blondy and other notable francophone musicians. The Ghanaian born Grammy Award nominee, Rocky Dawuni, played at Festival International’s main stage Friday, April 22, 2016. “Lafayette and [...] Continue Reading >
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ROCKY DAWUNI live with Locos Por Juana @ the Afro Roots Festival in Miami 2011

Miami, FL  – Community Arts and Culture presents the 13th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival, Celebrating 13 years of serving Miami Dade County with quality programs, this festival has been noted by some as the longest running world music festival in Miami. The festival has been able to expand its reach beyond local South [...] Continue Reading >
Rocky Dawuni Grammy Nomination

Rocky Dawuni Representing Reggae As A Global Musical Force With Historic GRAMMY Nomination

FEB. 16, 2016 - Rocky Dawuni's latest album, Branches of the Same Tree was nominated for aGRAMMY® for Best Reggae Album. Dawuni is the first musician from Ghana to ever receive a GRAMMY® nomination. He is also only the second African to be nominated in this category. Rocky Dawuni was nominated alongside modern Jamaican music [...] Continue Reading >

Rocky Dawuni releases new album “Branches of the Same Tree”

Rocky Dawuni releases new album “Branches of the Same Tree” Inspired by the soulful beats of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, the positive messages and deep grooves of Bob Marley and the infectious, sing-along anthems of Michael Franti, K'naan andMatisyahu, Rocky Dawuni's songs blend elements of reggae, Afrobeat and global pop into an enticing new sound. [...] Continue Reading >