Rocky Dawuni–GRAMMY nominated Ghanaian musician and activist straddles the boundaries between Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. to create his appealing Afro Roots sound that unites generations and cultures. A galvanizing performer, Dawuni has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Bono, Jason Mraz, Janelle Monae and John Legend, among many others. Named one of Africa’s Top 10 global stars by CNN, he has showcased his talent at prestigious venues such as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and The Hollywood Bowl. Influenced by the soulful beats of Fela Kuti, the positive messages of Bob Marley and the infectious, sing-along anthems of Michael Franti and K’naan – Rocky Dawuni’s sixth album, Branches of the Same Tree, was released by Cumbancha in 2015 and was nominated for a GRAMMY for “Best Reggae Album” for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The first single “African Thriller” and striking accompanying video have been making serious waves around the world!
“Rocky’s music is creative inspiration that knows no boundaries.”Ziggy Marley
Playing For Change has been recognized as a Best For The World honoree in the following categories: Overall, Changemakers and Community. This annual honor is given to Certified B Corps that rank in the top 10% for their positive societal and environmental impact. “We’re incredibly proud of this year’s Best For The World honorees,” says Anthea Kelsick, Chief Marketing Officer […]
Playing For Change Receives 2019 Polar Music Prize
On June 11th, Playing For Change co-founders Whitney Kroenke and Mark Johnson accepted Sweden’s Polar Music Prize alongside hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash and German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm. Polar Music Prize Regarded as one of the foremost honors throughout the international music community, the Polar Music Prize is bestowed annually to influential individuals, artists, and organizations who break […]