Rocky Dawuni

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Three-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, Ozomatli, Sauti Sol, 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. Rocky was just named the Global Ambassador for the World Day of African and Afrodescendant Culture which is a globally recognized by UNESCO. 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 a Ghana focused EP “Voice of Bunbon, Vol. 1” which was nominated for “Best Global Music Album” for the 2022 GRAMMY Awards. Three beautiful videos were 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 well as “Beautiful People” which was shot by rising Ghanaian cinematographer Slinghot in Rocky’s home village of Bunbon, Ghana which explores how “a deep sense of appreciation and gratitude can shift our gaze to recognizing our personal and communal power.” The most recent video for the classic Palmwine Highlife song “Woara” which means “you or it’s you” is sung in the local Akan dialect of Twi. It is a love song that uses its call and response style to express the beauty and triumph of being in love. In a time when divisive rhetoric on the rise and the political climate prefers to build walls over bridges, Rocky’s music is a refreshing message about global unity and a worldview of oneness.
Rocky released a new single & video entitled “Neva Bow Down” featuring Blvk H3ro in late 2022 which was nominated for a GRAMMY for “Best Global Music Performance."

In spring of 2023, Rocky collaborated with world renown Jamaican Reggae group, Morgan Heritiage on their smokin track “Afreeca the Future” also featuting Lord Alhajiam of Daara J fame from Senegal. Rocky also just released a brand new video with...

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Prime Minister Mia Mottley quoting Rocky Dawuni Lyrics at United Nations General Assembly 2023

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Beautiful People
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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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Walls Tumblin Down
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African Reggae Fever
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Download the Revolution
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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)
04:12
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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

FYC Rocky Dawuni "Shade Tree" Best Global Music Performance
Rocky Dawuni "Shade Tree" (Offical Music Video)
Rocky Dawuni "Shade Tree" (Visualizer)
Prime Minister Mia Mottley quoting Rocky Dawuni Lyrics at United Nations General Assembly 2023
Rocky Dawuni "Shade Tree" (Sizzle Video)
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)
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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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