ROCKY DAWUNI (GHANA/Acoustic)

Sunday | High School | 7.45pm

"Rocky's music is creative inspiration that knows no boundaries." Ziggy Marley

GRAMMY nominated musician and activist, Rocky Dawuni, straddles the boundaries between Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. to create his appealing Afro Roots sound that unites generations and cultures.

A galvanizing performer, Dawuni has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Bono, Jason Mraz, Janelle Monae and John Legend, among many others.

Named one of Africa's Top 10 global stars by CNN, he has showcased his talent at prestigious venues such as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and The Hollywood Bowl. Influenced by the soulful beats of Fela Kuti and the positive messages of Bob Marley - Rocky Dawuni's infectious, sing-along sixth album, Branches of the Same Tree, (Cumbancha) was nominated for a GRAMMY for “Best Reggae Album” (2015) featuring the Afro Dancehall mashup
"African Thrillerand its striking accompanying video. "Branches” continues to bring him an even wider international audience with the release of his “Shine A Light” video which is a welcome bit of joy in these troubled times. Reflecting his maturity as an artist, the album highlights Dawuni's ability to communicate a universal, uplifting message that crosses borders and reaches out to the hearts of millions.

Rocky is currently putting on finishing touches on his much anticipated 7th album entitled "Beats of Zion" which is set to be released in early 2019. His new song “Burn One” was recently featured on tastemaker radio station KCRW as their “Top Tune” for the 4.20 celebrations. Another forthcoming track from the album “Let’s Go” is the theme song for Cadbury Canada’s Bicycle Factory Campaign 2018 and the beautiful 360 degree video fro the song has already reached over 1.3 million views!

Rocky was just nominated for two Ghana Music Awards UK for 2018 including “Best Reggae Artist” and “Best International Touring Act.” The awards take place in London on October 6, 2018.

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