Rocky Dawuni

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Rocky Dawuni
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Background information
Born (1969-01-22) January 22, 1969 (age 47)
Ghana
Occupation(s) Musician and Activist
Website www.rockydawuni.com

Rocky Dawuni is a GRAMMY nominated Ghanaian singer and songwriter 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.[1]

Dawuni got acquainted with Reggae in Ghana when he heard a military band performing one of Bob Marley's compositions in Michel Camp; [2] a military barracks where he grew up in Ghana.[1] Dawuni started the annual "Independence Splash" festival, which is held in Ghana on Ghanaian Independence Day, March 6.[1]

Dawuni had recorded six albums.[1] His sixth studio album titled Branches of The Same Tree [3] released 31 March 2015 was nominated [4] for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in December 2015 for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.

Discography[edit]

Album Year
The Movement 1996
Crusade 1998
Awakening 2001
Book of Changes 2005 [5]
Hymns for the Rebel Soul 2010
Branches of The Same Tree 2015 [6]

Videography[edit]

Year Title Director Ref
2015 Nairobi N/A [7]

Music featured on television[edit]

Track TV Program TV Station
Wake the Town ER NBC
Jammin Nation Weeds Showtime
Jah Be For Us Weeds Showtime
Shashemane ER NBC
Jah Be For Us Dexter Showtime
Knockin on Heaven's Door ER NBC

Music featured on video games[edit]

Track EA Games Year
African Thriller 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014
African Soccer Fever 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010
Download The Revolution FIFA 10 2009
The One The Sims 2: Castaway 2008
Wake Up The Town FIFA 08 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "'Ghana's Bob Marley' spreads message of brotherhood". CNN. 23 August 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Rocky grew up in Michel Camp, Ghana". katc.com. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Branches of the Same Tree album". iTunes. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Rocky nominated for a Grammy". theafricandream.net. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Book of Changes". iTunes. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Branches of The Same Tree at 58th Grammys". Grammy. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Music Video Rocky Dawuni - Nairobi". Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. Retrieved 16 February 2016.