Art & Activism at the Jodhpur RIFF Festival

Art and activism: Humanitarian activist Rocky Dawuni on Bringing Diverse People and Cultures Together Through Music!

On a nearly full moon night, Rocky Dawuni’s reggae at the majestic Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur brought a capacity crowd to its feet. The dreadlock-sporting Ghanaian-American’s Afro roots music is meant to achieve exactly that kind of engagement, apart from being danceable and elevating. Creating the opportunity to bring diverse peoples and cultures together is the mantra of the Los Angeles-based musician, who divides his time between the US and Ghana. “Recognize the person next to you and look (them) in the eye,” the Grammy-nominated musician told his audience as he sang Rock Your Soul.

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by Faizal Kan for the Financial Express India