KCRW Presents Rocky Dawuni


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 Thriller”and 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 finishing touches on his much anticipated 7th album entitled “Beats of Zion” which is set to be released in 2018. The first single from the album “Burn One” just premiered on tastemaker radio station KCRW as their “Top Tune of the Day” on 4.20 as well as Top 5 Songs to Hear this week!! It is available on all digital media so get your copy today!

For the Teragram show, Rocky will be joined by his amazing band including Ronnie McQueen on bass, Andre Morris on keyboards, Kwame Boakye on drums, Sam Wright on guitar, Kara Mack & Ijeoma Njaka on background vocals, Kahlil Cummings on percussion, Randal Fisher on saxophone and more surprise special guests!

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