“Dawuni uses the recursive, hip-winding rhythms of contemporary Jamaican dancehall as the foundation for a pile-up of reggae and jazzy Afrofunk tuned for maximum body-moving.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Performing his self-described “Afro-roots” sound, a fusion of reggae and Afro Beat groove, few artists have a more positive vibe than Rocky. His show is an incandescent Afro-roots dance party.” – LA Weekly
“His influence has been widespread, working with Bono and Stevie Wonder, while his songs are consistently featured in popular American television shows. Rocky is one of the rare African artists to break through to a broad audience.” – Huffington Post
Rocky Dawuni is an international musician and humanitarian activist from Ghana, West Africa. Named one of Africa’s top 10 global stars by CNN, his music and electric live performances have attracted thousands to his concerts around the world at many of the top Reggae and World Music Festivals, prestigious venues including the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl, as well as his own solo concerts. He has collaborated and performed with Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Bono, Jason Mraz, Janelle Monae and John Legend, among many others. Rocky did two European tours during summer 2013 where he was very well received at Summerjam, Montreux Jazz Festival, Afro Pfingsten and more.Read more
Dawuni’s eloquence, cultural diplomacy and successful melding of music and activism have led him to become a passionate spokesperson for various global causes. He has joined forces with Product (RED), UNICEF, the Carter Center & the UN Foundation. In 2012, Dawuni was appointed the Tourism and Cultural Ambassador of Ghana and World Ambassador for the Musicians Union of Ghana. The same year, UN Foundation’s Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves named him a UN Global Ambassador, alongside actress Julia Roberts and Chef Jose Andres.
Rocky’s upcoming album, fully captures his unique fusion of Afro Beat, global sounds and Reggae while confirming him as an artist in the tradition of both Fela Kuti and Bob Marley in utilizing his music to uplift, unify and inspire. The first single from the album “African Thriller” has already been licensed by Electronic Arts for the FIFA World Cup 2014 due out in late April, which will be accompanied by a smoking hot new music video for the track!