Monday, 25 April 2011
GHANA'S MINISTRY OF TOURISM APPOINTS ROCKY DAWUNI AS "GHANA'S TOURISM AMBASSADOR"
The Ministry of Tourism has appointed Ghanaian music star and NAACP Image Award Nominee Rocky Dawuni, as Ghana's Tourism Ambassador. In a letter of appointment to Dawuni, Ghana's Minister of Tourism, Akua Sena Densua praised the Ghanaian artist for his excellent achievements in music both home and abroad and his continuing positive projection of Ghana in his concerts. The ceremonial appointment which comes with no financial entitlement took effect on 11th April, 2011.
In accepting this new role Dawuni stated: "The arts, especially music can not only bring tourists to Ghana, but create an appreciation for the rich Ghanaian culture outside of Ghana. I am prepared to do my utmost to broadly portray Ghana and its rich heritage through my music, concerts, humanitarian work and appearances worldwide."
Dawuni's critically acclaimed current album Hymns For the Rebel Soul was nominated for a prestigious NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding World Music album" as well as in the "Best Album" and "Best African Artist" categories at the forthcoming International Reggae & World Music Awards to be held in Trinidad on May 28.
Dawuni's collaboration with Bono on Bob Marley's War, No More Trouble as well as with and Blues legend Keb Mo on Peter Gabriel's Biko were both featured on Playing For Change - Songs Around the World, a Billboard Top 20 Album of 2009.
The Ghanaian star is scheduled to perform alongside the legendary Stevie Wonder with special guest Jaenelle Monae, backed by Ricky Minor at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on July 24, 2011.