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Rocky Dawuni announces US & Canada Summer Dates

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Ghanaian music star, Rocky Dawuni, will be playing a string of US Summer dates starting on August 6 at the brand new Levitt Pavilion Denver  in Colorado. Rocky and the band will continue to Dartmouth, New Hampshire for their “Summer Concert Series” at the Hopkins Center for the Arts on August 9. From there they will perform at the super hip Arts Riot is Burlington, Vermont on August 10 before proceeding to headline the esteemed Festival des Traditions Du Monde Sherbrooke in Canada on August 11.  The tour also includes public and private dates and will culminate at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena on August 26 in Pasadena, California.

Rocky is currently working on his highly anticipated 7th album which will be the follow up to his GRAMMY nominated “Branches of the Same Tree.” (Cumbancha)  The new album is slated for release in 2018 and features incredible growth in his signature “Afro Roots”sound as well as very special collaborations with guest artists.

Rocky spent the first part of the year touring East Africa putting in amazing performances at some of the continents most celebrated festivals including Sauti za Busara in Zanzibar, HIFA in Zimbabwe and Soysambu Festival in Kenya. In between touring and recording, Rocky has also been focusing on his activism work. On June 5, he joined the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau alongside musician / activist / surfer Jack Johnson in Toronto for World Environmental Day in association with the Government of Canada and UN Environment. Later that month, Rocky was featured on two panels as a speaker at the prestigious Cannes International Festival of Creativity2017 in France in association with the UN Foundation, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and McCann WorldGroup.


GRAMMY nominated musician and activist, Rocky Dawuni, 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, Jack Johnson, 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 and the positive messages of Bob Marley – Rocky Dawuni’s infectious, sing-along sixth album, Branches of the Same Tree, (Cumbancha) was nominated for a GRAMMY for “Best Reggae Album” (2015) featuring the Afro Dancehall mashup “African Thriller”and its striking accompanying video. “Branches” continues to bring him an even wider international audience with the recent release of his “Shine A Lightvideo which is a welcome bit of joy in these troubled times. Reflecting his maturity as an artist, the album highlights Dawuni’s ability to communicate a universal, uplifting message that crosses borders and reaches out to the hearts of millions.

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VIDEO: Nhyira – Rex OMAR ft. Trigmatic

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Here’s the video for Nhyira, highlife doyen Rex Omar’s latest submision featuring rapper Trigmatic.

The number is the famed singer’s song of praise to God for seeing him through 35 years in his career. The video is directed by Prince Dovlo.

Chairman of GHAMRO, Rex Omar’s most widely -known hits include Abiba, Tokota, Da Di Da Da, Dangerous, among an endless list of other classics. His sound is a fusion of highlife, Afro-pop, Jazz, and other indigenous influences.

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Young Singer Offei sings about love on “Lowkey” (Prod by Paq)

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With 4 singles, Offei has cemented his brand on the Ghanaian music front. After the release of his much-loved single “Human Being”, which features the VGMA Hip-Hop Song of the Year award winner, Kwesi Arthur, ears have been on the ground to at least eavesdrop on Offei’s soulful and powerful voice.

Upon keeping fans in anticipation for a while now, the Tema resident musician is ready to satisfy their hunger with “Lowkey.”

In our world today in which social media is as significant as water, there are 2 types of relationship. One which is demonstrated to the world and the other which is kept off the public scene, like a secret relationship, a lot refer to it as ‘lowkey’ love.

Offei prefers the former. He wants to treat his lover good, and show her off, telling the world he’s blessed with a good woman. Known for using charming words, and blending Ga, English, Twi and Pidgin languages, Offei sings, detailing the depth of love he has for her.

He lays these infectious vocals on an Afrobeat instrumental, laced with both indigenous and modern Afro percussions, produced by ace hitmaking genius, Paq.

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LISTEN: Urban Woods – Que Sera Sera (Mixed By Slowmow)

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Urban Woods, an upcoming music group has released their debut single.

Titled Que Sera Sera, The French word means “What will be will be” was mixed by Slowmow.

For the mandemm who are at the edge of giving up.. ask yourself why you started in the first place, and just because your friends have made it earlier than you, don’t mean you won’t make it in life. Everybody has his own time, BE PATIENT. ” Andre the leader of the group said in an interview.

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VIDEO: Wayo – Muscatella ft. Joey B

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After the release of the Caribbean tinged single, ‘Muscatella’ featuring Joey B, Wayo releases a video for the single.
Shot in Ghana by Lex McCarthy, the video begins with Wayo as an Accra Trotro mate (bus conductor) and Joey B as a passenger. Joey B is deeply asleep and dreams of an adventure with the Trotro mate (Wayo), where they find beautiful girls who lead them into a floral paradise. The video makes use of colours and beautiful scenes of Accra.
”It was important for me that I show the part of the city that I love the most. The hustle of the city, juxtaposed with the beautiful natural environment hidden away in some parts of the city”, expresses Wayo.
Wayo’s ‘Muscatella’ is already climbing up the charts in Ghana and getting radio play in Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria. The single was also featured on Apple Music and is one of Ghana’s most played songs till date.
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Xtra Large Music act Adi Virgo releases “The List”

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“Xtra Large Music act Adi Virgo finally dishes out the much-anticipated project “The List” after teasing the fans with snippets weeks ago.

The new song produced by a renowned sound engineer  “Possigee” and visuals directed by “Director Rex” serves as a mouthpiece for the responsible guys out there who respect the fact that everyone woman has needs which are supposed to be taken care of. Same as paying dowries is a must.

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Goldkay enlists Kuami Eugene on Bluffin (WATCH)

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GoldKay, UK-based Ghanaian afrobeat singer has returned with a new single and video, featuring 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards new artist of the Year and Highlife Artiste of the Year,  Kuami Eugene.

 

Titled ‘Bluffin’; the new tune is inspired by GoldKay’s journey in music and is backed by amazing visuals with interesting performances from UK’s fashion models Benedicta Amoah and Maxine Okpala.

 

Bluffin is simply to let people know that the best person you can be is yourself because everybody else has been taken. If you know yourself, no one can bluff you… And if you believe in yourself… No one can take it away from you.

 

GoldKay in the video tries to let the world know that when he started doing his music thing, some people didn’t believe in his dream. However, now that things are getting better and the same people come singing praises to him.

 

“To whom it may concern…I don’t bluff,” he also said on Instagram last week Tuesday when he announced the song.

 

Kuami Eugene on the tune reminds he is the man on the throne  and asked: “is there anybody better who is yet to be known..”

 

The video is directed by Alex Adjei and shot in locations in the UK. The song follows Kay’s impressive single with B4Bonah titled “ U Remind Me”, which was released in February 2018.

Bluffin is his second single in 2018 and has some good vibes for my music lovers.

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