Rocky Dawuni

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Two-time 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 luminaries including Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, 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. Rocky is a UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment for Africa, a UN Foundation Ambassador for the Clean Cooking Alliance and an Ambassador of Born Free USA which helps with anti-poaching legislation. Rocky was just named the Global Ambassador for the World Day of African and Afrodescendant Culture which is a globally recognized by UNESCO and takes place every January 24. Through these and other designations he uses his music to shine a light on crucial issues facing humanity cross the globe through live concerts, speaking roles, panels, youth empowerment and more.

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” (2016) featuring the Afro Dancehall mashup video "African Thriller.” Branches highlights Dawuni's ability to communicate a universal, uplifting message that crosses borders and reaches out to the hearts of millions. The influential “Songlines Magazine named the album one of the “Top 10 Most Essential Reggae Albums of All Time!”
Rocky released his 7th album entitled "Beats of Zion" in 2019 with its striking accompanying video shot in Jamestown, Accra (Ghana) through Six Degrees Distribution. Rocky also released videos for “Wickedest Sound” featuring Ghanaian dancehall star, Stonebwoy and the gorgeous “Elevation” shot in India. Another track from the album “Let’s Go” is the theme song for Cadbury Canada’s Bicycle Factory Campaign and the beautiful 360 degree video from the song reached over 1 million views on You Tube. “Burn One” and “Turn It Up” tracks were both been licensed by the TNT hit TV surf culture drama “Animal Kingdom.” The last video for the album is the upbeat positive Reggae track “Champion Arise” which deeply resonates across the globe during this difficult time. The song was named “Top Tune of the Day” on premier National Public Radio station KCRW where he also did a fabulous live recording from Accra with his full band for their “In Residence” series.

Rocky released a Ghana focused EP “Voice of Bunbon, Vol. 1” which was just nominated for “Best Global Music Album” for the 2022 GRAMMY Awards! Rocky is honored by the recognition and hopes to bring the award home to his beloved Ghana. Three beautiful videos have been released for the EP including “Ghost Town” shot in Los Angeles, CA by photographer Casey Bridges (son of legendary actor Beau Bridges) which is a poignant tribute to 2020 as...

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Rocky Dawuni "Neva Bow Down" feat. Blvk H3ro
Rocky Dawuni "Neva Bow Down" featuring Blvk H3ro (sizzle video)
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Rocky Dawuni Live Acoustic Performance at UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi

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Modern Man (Gaudi Remix)
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Sunshine Day (feat. Wiyaala)
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Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu (feat. Sarkodie)
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Burn One
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Turn It Up
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Thank You Lord
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Modern Man
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Freedom Train (feat. Alika)
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Mr. Jones
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Let's Go
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Elevation
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Champion Arise
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Wickedest Sound (feat. Stonebwoy)
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Beats of Zion
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Butterfly
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Island Girl
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Shine a Light
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Children of Abraham
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African Thriller
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Black Star
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Get Up, Stand Up
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Rock Your Soul
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Nairobi
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We Never Stop
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The Sign
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African Thriller (Jeremy Sole Remix)
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African Thriller (Jeremy Sole Remix)
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African Reggae Fever
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Save Us All
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Sun is Shining
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African Reggae Fever DUB (Remix by DJ Drez ft. Blitz the Ambassador)
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African Reggae Fever (Remix by DJ Drez ft. Blitz the Ambassador)
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Freefall (Jeremy Sole remix ft. Ticklah)
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Masterplan (DJ Obah Afrohouse Remix)
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Walls Tumblin Down (J-Boogie Remix)
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Take It Slow (Love Love Love)
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Road To Destiny
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Download the Revolution
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African Reggae Fever
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Videos

Rocky Dawuni "Neva Bow Down" feat. Blvk H3ro
Rocky Dawuni "Neva Bow Down" featuring Blvk H3ro (Visualizer)
Rocky Dawuni "Neva Bow Down" featuring Blvk H3ro (sizzle video)
Rocky Dawuni Live Acoustic Performance at UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi
Rocky Dawuni Key Note Speech at the World Day of African & Afrodescendent Culture in Accra
Rocky Dawuni on Voice of America
Rocky Dawuni on BBC Focus on Africa
Rocky Dawuni "Best Global Music Album" GRAMMY Nominee
Rocky Dawuni "Woara"
Rocky Dawuni "Beautiful People" Official Video
Rocky Dawuni "Ghost Town"
Rocky Dawuni "Born To Win"
Rocky Dawuni "Woara"
Rocky Dawuni "Ghost Town"
Rocky Dawuni "Gonna Take It Easy"
Rocky Dawuni "Hustlers"
Rocky Dawuni "Beautiful People"
Rocky Dawuni "My Baby"
Rocky Dawuni "Difference"
Reggae music from Ghana needs more support - Rocky Dawuni
Rocky Dawuni talks about 'Champion Arise' with VOA Africa 54 TV
Let's empower African Youths through green economy - Rocky Dawuni on Citi TV
Rocky Dawuni - African Thriller (Acoustic Version) at SXSW 2015
Rocky Dawuni performs ''Wickedest Sound'' and ''Champion Arise'' acoustic set on Citi TV
Rocky Dawuni - Champion Arise (Official Video)
Rocky Dawuni Live Acoustic Set With Rootfire TV
Rocky Dawuni - Elevation (Official Video)
Rocky Dawuni joins Play It Out Concert in Antigua to Beat Plastic Pollution
Afro Funke' Vibrations
Rocky Dawuni "Beats of Zion" LIVE Album Launch in Ghana Sizzle
Rocky Dawuni on BBC "Focus On Africa" with Nnamdi Moweta
Rocky Dawuni ft. Stonebwoy - Wickedest Sound (Official Video)
Rocky Dawuni - Beats Of Zion (Official Video)
Rocky Dawuni at Africa Oye' Festival in Liverpool, England!
Afro Funke' 15 Year Anniversary Photography Tribute by Farah Sosa
Rocky Dawuni Live at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena 2017
Rocky Dawuni LEAF Festival Community Outreach at Pisgah Elementary
Rocky Dawuni - Shine A Light (Official Video)
KCRW & Afro Funke' Present "Africa Rising" on October 15, 2016!!
Rocky Dawuni Acoustic Trio live at The Soiree 2016 (GRAMMY Week) at Whiskey A Go Go
Rocky Dawuni sings "Shine a Light" at the Festival International de Louisiane
Rocky Dawuni - Nairobi (Official Video)
Rocky Dawuni - "African Thriller" Remix Contest
Rocky Dawuni - African Thriller (Official Video)
Rocky Dawuni - Freefall (Official Video)
Rocky Dawuni's EPK
Rocky Dawuni Message of Peace to Ghana: 2012 Elections
Rocky Dawuni at We Day Toronto
Rocky Dawuni - Walls Tumbling Down (Official Video)
Rocky Dawuni - Take It Slow (Love, Love, Love)(Official Video)
ROCKY DAWUNI-AFRICAN SOCCER FEVER(OFICIAL FIFA WORLD CUP 2010 VIDEOGAME SONG )
ROCKY DAWUNI Live at Grand Performances (California Plaza)
Rocky Dawuni - Jerusalem (Official Video)
Rocky Dawuni and PUMA World Cup concert in Los Angeles
Rocky Dawuni - African Reggae Fever (Official Video)
Rocky Dawuni - Download The Revolution (Official Video)
Rocky Dawuni - Walk The Talk (Official Video)
Rocky Dawuni - Wake The Town (Official Video)

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