August 28 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
August 30 Reykjavik, Iceland @ Gamla Bio
September 4 Nuuk, Greenland @ Katauq
September 8 Amsterdam, DL @ Cafe the Zen
September 9 Cologne, DE @ Underground
September 10 Recklinghausen, DE @ Haltestelle
September 11 London, UK @ 229 Club
September 12 Aarhus, Dk @ V58
After a stellar United States and Canada tour throughout July and August including headlining performances at California Worldfest in Northern California, Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Afrikadey Festival in Calgary, California Plaza in Los Angeles and Lincoln Center in NYC, international music star and Cumbancha recording artist Rocky Dawuni is now off to Europe this week to continue his "Branches of the Same Tree" Summer tour with stops in Denmark, Greenland, Iceland, Holland, Germany and the UK with suport from Artefix Music and Neil O'Brien Entertainment.
The influential Wax Poetics Magazine just published an amazing in depth inteview with Rocky and the rise of his new sound "Afro Roots!" Rocky Dawuni straddles the musical boundaries between Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. to create his signature "Afro-Roots" sound that unites generations and cultures. Filled with uplifting and irresistible songs, Rocky's sixth album, Branches of the Same Tree, blends inspirations from his diverse experiences while expanding on his identity as an artist, a proud son of Africa and as a true world citizen.
The songs on Branches of the Same Tree reflect influences as wide ranging as New Orleans funk, Brazilian samba, even the lilting sounds of Hawaiian ukulele, seamlessly integrated into a unique and approachable style. The album features appearances by an all-star lineup of guest musicians, including veterans from Michael Franti and Spearhead, Steel Pulse, Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals and Ziggy Marley. Already a superstar in West Africa with a devoted international fan base, Branches of the Same Tree brings Rocky's music to even wider audiences around the world. The first single from the album"African Thriller" (remixed by Jeremy Sole of KCRW FM) is a hit worldwide with the fantastic accompanying video that has set the dance world a blaze!
Rocky just launched his new music video for the song "Nairobi " in partnership with OkayAfrica.com (Follow this link to view the video ). The track appears on Dawuni's acclaimed 2015 album. Filmed in Kenya's capitol city, the video is an ode to this "beautiful city in the sun" and a plea for peace and celebration of shared destiny. The video captures a picturesque portrait of iconic and historic monuments of Nairobi as it explores the everyday life of the city. Dawuni serves as a traveling minstrel, journeying across neighborhoods, bearing a message of goodwill.
What's up next for Africa's shining star? Stay tuned...
Filmed in Nairobi, Kenya, the video offers a tribute
to a city, country and people.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH "NAIROBI" on OKAYAFRICA.COM
ROCKY DAWUNI can be heard on Streetwise Radio, Live365,iTunes,Pandora,BigSplif420 Reggae.