Rocky Dawuni is a 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.
January 22, 1969 |
|Occupation(s)||Musician and Activist|
Dawuni got acquainted with Reggae in Ghana when he heard a military band performing one of Bob Marley's compositions in Michel Camp;  a military barracks where he grew up in Ghana. Dawuni started the annual "Independence Splash" festival, which is held in Ghana on Ghanaian Independence Day, March 6.
Dawuni had recorded six albums by 2015. His sixth studio album titled Branches of The Same Tree  released 31 March 2015 was nominated  for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in December 2015 for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
|Book of Changes||2005 |
|Hymns for the Rebel Soul||2010|
|Branches of The Same Tree||2015 |
Music featured on televisionEdit
|Track||TV Program||TV Station|
|Wake the Town||ER||NBC|
|Jah Be For Us||Weeds||Showtime|
|Jah Be For Us||Dexter||Showtime|
|Knockin on Heaven's Door||ER||NBC|
Music featured on video gamesEdit
|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|
- "'Ghana's Bob Marley' spreads message of brotherhood". CNN. 23 August 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
- "Rocky grew up in Michel Camp, Ghana". katc.com. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- "Branches of the Same Tree album". iTunes. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
- "Rocky nominated for a Grammy". theafricandream.net. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- "Book of Changes". iTunes. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- "Branches of The Same Tree at 58th Grammys". Grammy. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- "Music Video Rocky Dawuni - Nairobi". Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. Retrieved 16 February 2016.