Thursday, 24 March 2011
REGGAE ACT ROCKY DAWUNI FOR CHARITY CONCERT
Ghanaian born reggae act Rocky Dawuni will this weekend headline a charity show at the Kenya National Theatre.
This will be part of the Songambele Project which is part the annual March Forth Kenya Kids to celebrate the progress of their youth and give them and and the broader community confidence and motivation to keep marching forth. It is a family event and is free to the public. In 2010, Songambele was held at Jeevanjee Gardens and featured the legendary Dr Ring Ding and the grammy award winning Tippa Irie.
Rocky Dawuni, was recently nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the United States for
“Outstanding World Music Album” for his new album “Hymns for the Rebel Soul.” Other nominees include Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Angelique Kidjo and Michael Franti. Hymns was also nominated by the International Reggae and World Music Awards (to be held in Trinidad May 28,2011) for “Best Music Album” and Rocky for “Best African Artist.” Rocky has shared the stage with the likes of Stevie Wonder and Peter Gabriel and will be touring the United States and Europe this spring
and summer. Dawuni is creator and headliner of his annual music festival Rocky Dawuni
Independence Splash held in Ghana in celebration of Ghana’s Independence Day on March 6th.