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Rocky Dawuni

Rocky Dawuni

Rocky Dawuni is a Ghanaian singer, a three-time Grammy-nominee, songwriter and record producer 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.

1962

Birth of Rocky Dawuni
22 March 1962

Birth of Rocky Dawuni

Rocky was born on March 22, 1969, in Accra, Ghana.

2015

Music career
26 June 2015

Music career


Rocky Dawuni, a Ghanaian musician, discovered his love for reggae when he heard a military band perform one of Bob Marley's songs in his childhood home of Michel Camp. He has released eight albums, with his sixth studio album, "Branches of The Same Tree," earning him a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album in 2015. Dawuni's music combines influences from Fela Kuti and Bob Marley, delivering uplifting messages, and he has been recognized as a multi-Grammy nominee in recent years.

2023

Activism and goodwill
26 June 2023

Activism and goodwill

Rocky Dawuni, a musician and activist, is renowned for his ability to blend African, Caribbean, and American sounds, uniting generations and cultures while promoting global peace. He has shared the stage with esteemed artists like Stevie Wonder and Bono, and his work as a cultural diplomat and advocate has led him to become a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Africa and a Global Ambassador for the UN Foundation's Clean Cooking Alliance, among other prestigious roles. Dawuni's music serves as a platform to address significant global issues, and he is recognized as a Global Ambassador for the World Day of African and Afrodescendant Culture by UNESCO.

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