International Afro Roots Reggae star, Rocky Dawuni, has been shining his light ever so brightly as we move on into 2012. Last year was an incredibly powerful year for Dawuni with being nominated and winning multiple international awards, performing with legendary artists including Stevie Wonder at the Hollywood Bowl and being named one of CNN’s Top 10 African Artists!
Rocky’s first show of 2012 was in Aspen, Colorado to join the House of Marley and Marley Beverages' event at the X-Games. He performed with a full band for an ecstatic crowd at the “Marley Safehouse” which is set up for the elite athletes, press, VIPs and other during the world renown sporting event. This is the second year in a row that he has been invited to perform there.
This month, Dawuni is in the “lab” working on new songs for his upcoming album, which he plans to release later this year. He is going to be doing some very interesting collaborations on this new album so we will keep you updated on developments!
On Saturday, February 25 Rocky will be featured on the Africa Channel’s “Muziki Ni: Rocky Dawuni” which will premiere at 8pm and midnight Eastern Standard Time in the US and will be repeated often.
He is off to South East Asia in March to headline the Balispirit Festival which takes place in Ubud, Bali which he also headlined in 2009. Rocky is very excited to be back in the beautiful Indonesian island which is the artistic and cultural heart beat of the nation.
“Rocky Dawuni’s Independence Splash 2012” which takes place annually in Ghana is going to be pushed back from it’s usual March 6 date to a later date this year to accommodate his recording and touring schedule. Rocky plans to be in home country of Ghana along with Europe, the US and many other locals a lot this year so please check www.rockydawuni.com for updates.
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