Ghanaian singer, songwriter and record producer, Rocky Dawuni who performs his signature ‘Afro Roots’ sound which is a mixture of Reggae, Afrobeat, Highlife and Soul music. He currently lives between Ghana and Los Angeles.
Dawuni got acquainted with Reggae in Ghana when he heard a military band performing one of Bob Marley’s compositions in Michel Camp; a millitary barracks where he grew up.
Dawuni started the annual “Independence Splash” festival, which is held in Ghana on Independence Day, March 6.
Dawuni has recorded seven full-length albums. His sixth studio album titled Branches of The Same Tree was nominated for Grammy Award for best Raggae Album in December 2015, for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards released 31st March, 2015
Making him the first nominee from his homeland country of Ghana. Beats of Zion, the 2019 single of Rocky which was released January 25 as a precursor to his 7th studio album which also bears the same title.
In June 2019 Rocky released the new single “Modern Man”, remixed by Gaudi.
Dawuni’s stature as a cultural diplomat and successful melding of music and activism have led him to become a spokesperson for various global causes.
He is a United Nations Godwill Ambassador for Africa for UN Environment and is a Global Ambassador for the UN Foundation’s Clean Cooking Alliance alongside actress Julia Roberts and Chef José Andrés.
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