Playing For Change

Rocky Dawuni Joins Playing For Change with Keb Mo at Whiskey a Go Go 2013

The all-day event will culminate with a benefit concert in Los Angeles at the legendary Whisky a Go-Go, featuring an all-star line-up of talent representing a diverse cultural mix of music from across the globe. Three-time Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist KEB’MO’ will headline the show, joined by the world- renowned Playing For Change Band, John [...] Continue Reading >

Rocky Dawuni to perform at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC

Africa’s International music star Rocky Dawuni will mount the stage at the prestigious The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday June 23 in Washington DC for the "Legacy of Bob Marley Concert." The event is a collaboration between the Kennedy Center and the Grammy Museum celebrating the works of Bob Marley. [...] Continue Reading >

A Groove for a Peaceful Democracy in Africa By Rocky Dawuni

  • 20 May
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Rocky Dawuni shares his experiences on Kenya's 2013 on Huffington Post In May 2011, I traveled to Nairobi for a concert at the invitation of March Forth Kenya Kids, a Kenya-based NGO. This was a few years after the post-election violence of 2007, which made headlines around the world. One day on my way to [...] Continue Reading >

Rocky Dawuni & John Legend for Women’s Campaign International

About Women's Campaign International (WCI): Founded in 1998 by former Pennsylvania Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies, WCI’s programs help women find their voices by giving them tangible skills in political leadership, conflict mitigation, economic empowerment, and civic engagement. WCI aims to empower women of all ages to transform communities. Working in emerging democracies and post conflict regions around the world, [...] Continue Reading >

Rocky Dawuni & the Global Mom Relay on the Huffington Post

  • 06 April
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During this period of the Global Mom Relay, I have been spending time with my dear mother in my native village of Bunbon Nayili in Northern Ghana, West Africa. This is a very emotional time for my family as my father, Koyatu Dawuni's funeral just took place, seven years after his passing. He was the [...] Continue Reading >

Ghana Music Week honors Rocky with International Musician Award

Ghana Music Festival Awards Rocky Rocky Dawuni rocked the Stadium in the capital of Accra to a crowd of Independence Day revelers alongside an amazing array of fellow Ghanian musicians as well as invited guests from Kenya, Nigeria and beyond. Rocky also held court at the National Theatre to a standing ovation for his performance at [...] Continue Reading >

Rocky Dawuni – Promoting Peace Thru Africa Across Africa

Promoting Peace In Kenya The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is inviting all Kenyans and non Kenyans alike to Uhuru Park in Nairobi, on February 28 for the “Chagua Peace; Keep the Promise” event. The Society, in collaboration with musicians, the private sector, media, religious leaders and other peace organizations seeks to unite Kenyans of all walks in commemorating [...] Continue Reading >

Dr. Dre visits Rocky Dawuni’s Afro Funke’

Dr. Dre at Afro Funke' in Santa Monica In mid January of 2013, famed hip hop superstar Dr. Dre hanged out with Ghanaian reggae sensation Rocky Dawuni at Afro Funke' in Santa Monica, California. The visit which happened on January 17th of this year was the hip hop superstar's first visit to Afro Funke'. Afro [...] Continue Reading >

Rocky Dawuni talks Charity, Inspiration and Upcoming Album

There are a lot of charities out there doing a lot of good work – what makes you a great fit to be the UN Foundation Ambassador for Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and why do you think this initiative is particularly worthwhile? 1Love talked to Rocky Dawuni about both facets of his career, his [...] Continue Reading >

Rocky dawuni live at TURN ON L.A.’s Creative Visions Fundraiser

Award presenters include Christopher Nolan, Tom Shadyac, Maria Bello and Lindsay Price. Award recipients include Invisible Children, the organization that produced KONY 2012, a film about the pursuit of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, seen by over 100 million people; Roko Belic, Director of Happy, a film done with Executive Producer Tom Shadyac that focuses on [...] Continue Reading >