Ghanaian Afro Roots star and renowned social activist, Rocky Dawuni, returns to Southern California with a full band appearance on Saturday, August 24 at 8pm. The free to all ages concert is part of KCRW Summer Nights and will be hosted by Afro Funke’s Jeremy Sole with DJ Glenn Red spinning!
Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Los Angeles at MacArthur Park (LevittLA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 to restore the historic band shell in MacArthur Park and feature a diverse lineup of artists from acclaimed, emerging talent to seasoned, award-winning performers. Programming is designed to appeal to all tastes, bringing people from all walks of life together to share an evening of great music. As music fills the park, so do families, friends, and Angelinos from all over the city creating community through music.
Rocky has had an unbelievable year touring the world at many of the top music festivals including two European tours where he played the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival, the massive Summerjam in Cologne, Afro Pfingsten in Switzerland alongside Alpha Blondy & Lee Scratch Perry and many more. He also was invited to the recent tribute to Bob Marley at the prestigious Kennedy Center for Performing Arts where he put on a stellar performance that had everyone on their feet and singing along!
As a UN Foundation Ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Rocky has visited Kenya, Ghana and Cambodia this year doing speaking engagements and performing. He is also the co-founder of Afro Funke’ at Zanzibar (along with Cary Sullivan & Jeremy Sole) in Santa Monica which is LA’s most popular African inspired club night which just crossed over its 10th Anniversary in June with an unforgettable performance by home town heroes Ozomatli.
EA’s new video game “The Sims 3 Island Paradise” features one of Rocky’s brand new tracks “Reggae Soca Party” that was recorded in Ghana and the US and is his first foray in to Soca music! This song will appear on his upcoming 6th solo album due to be released early next year which he is currently recording.