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    Rocky Dawuni & B-Side Players @ The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood

    by grandperformances.squarespace.com/blog
    posted Thursday, 20 August 2009 11:25| 0 Comments

    Fresh off a cross country European tour, Rocky Dawuni will return to Los Angeles co-headline the legendary Roxy Theatre with his 11 piece strong Revelation Project band with Latin funks all-stars, B-Side Players along with Allensworth and DJ Quickie Mart on Friday, August 28, 2009!

    Last month, Rocky put on two spectaculars shows to open the Grand Performances’ season at the California Plaza on July 10, 2009! The night time show with guest MC Rai featured a capacity crowd on the plaza which was estimated to be over 4000 strong!

    The Afro Roots Reggae Star pulled out all of the stops for both shows with a 12 piece strong band featuring musicians from all over Africa and the Diaspora.

    Rocky invited legendary guests from many genres of music to sit in with him including South African superstar, known as “The Voice,” Vusi Mahlasela, who joined Rocky on his brand new anthem “African Reggae Fever” from his upcoming release Hymns for the Rebel Soul.

    Up next was Grammy award winning Blues guitarist Keb Mo,who took over on guitar for an extended jam. Indie favorite, Tom Freund, joined Rocky on ukulele for crowd favorite “Jerusalem.” Tom, whose new album was produced by Ben Harper, first met Rocky earlier this year when they shared the stage at the Balispirit Festival and are currently working on a track together!

    The finale of the evening, “Afro Roots Vibration” saw legendary Jazz saxophonist, Ronnie Laws, join the band for an unbelievable rendition of Rocky’s classic that had the entire crowd dancing like there was no tomorrow!

    When not playing on some of the world’s largest festival stages, Rocky is involved with UNICEF, Product (RED), The Carter Center and The Global Fund and other pro-active humanitarian, social and environmental organizations including his own Africa LIVE! NGO in his belief and commitment to create positive and sustainable change. Rocky is featured on the brand new Global Lingo compilation CD which benefits Project Ahimsa in their efforts to empower youth through music.



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