Ghanaian music star, Rocky Dawuni, recently played a string of US and Canada Summer dates which started in mid July at Detroit’s “Concert of Colors” which was a beautiful slice of diversity in these troubled times.
Rocky was also seen at the brand new Levitt Pavilion Denver in Colorado and continued on to Dartmouth, New Hampshire for their “Summer Concert Series” at the beautiful Hopkins Center for the Arts.
From there, he and the band performed at the super hip Arts Riot is Burlington, Vermont before proceeding to headline the esteemed Festival des Traditions Du Monde Sherbrooke in Canada – all to amazing response!!
During his tour he also did community outreach work speaking to a group of young Japanese students at Dartmouth College about social responsibility and global citizenship as well as visited the Clemmons Family Farm in Vermont which is one of the largest African American owned farms in the US who are opening their doors to cultural programming, music and more.
The tour includes public and private dates and will culminate at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena with FULL band including DJ Drez, Ronnie McQueen, Ed Dixon, Ijeoma Njaka, Felicia Onyi Richards, Kara Mack, Kahlil Cummings, Randal Fisher, Michael McTaggart, Fabio Santana and more on August 26 in Pasadena, California. Please JOIN US for a night of Afro Roots Vibrations at 8pm / FREE / ALL Ages!!
Rocky is currently working on his highly anticipated 7th album which will be the follow up to his GRAMMY nominated “Branches of the Same Tree.” (Cumbancha). The new album is slated for release in 2018 and features incredible growth in his signature “Afro Roots” sound as well as very special collaborations with guest artists.
Rocky spent the first part of the year touring East Africa putting in amazing performances at some of the continent’s most celebrated festivals including Sauti za Busara in Zanzibar, HIFA in Zimbabwe and Soysambu Festival in Kenya. In between touring and recording, Rocky has also been focusing on his activism work.
In June of this year, he joined the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau alongside musician / activist / surfer Jack Johnson in Toronto for World Environmental Day in association with the Government of Canada and UN Environment. Later that month, Rocky was featured on two panels as a speaker at the prestigious Cannes International Festival of Creativity 2017 in France in association with the UN Foundation, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and McCann WorldGroup.