Rocky Dawuni, Ghana’s GRAMMY Nominated musician and UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment for Africa, has a very busy fall schedule ahead of him with participation and live performances at the upcoming Global Landscapes Forum in Accra Ghana, the Food Tank Summit in New York City and the Clean Cooking Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. This is in addition to touring and promoting his brand new album “Beats of Zion” (Six Degrees / Aquarian) which is available on all worldwide platforms.
First up, Rocky joins a team of UN Stakeholders at an international conference in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, on Tuesday, October 29 & 30th, 2019, dubbed “GLF Accra 2019” (Global Landscapes Forum). “GLF Accra will bring various stakeholders across the globe convening here in our capital city to discuss ways of sustaining our environment. The conversations will be based on land restoration initiatives and also highlight the need to plant more trees to boost ecosystems” Rocky Dawuni explained.
Rocky further added that he is part of a campaign to kick off a tree planting initiative in his home country of Ghana where he will liaise with Accra’s Mayor to plant 100,000 trees within the capital for the pilot project. Mohammed Adjei Sowah, current Accra Mayor, who is also part of the Global Covenant of Mayors, is very keen on restoring the ecosystem in Accra has openly joined hands with Rocky Dawuni for the tree planting project which officially launches in early 2020 to coincide with the rainy season. The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is an international coalition of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision. On the 100,000 tree planting initiative, Rocky Dawuni says, “the intent is to collaborate with not just the Accra Mayor but the local chiefs within the greater Accra area and later replicated across other cities and regions across the country to boost more community involvement. This I believe is a good way to incite climate change and land restoration.”
Rocky will also announce his collaboration and joining forces with Rita Marley, and aligning their foundation, Rita Marley Foundation and Rocky Dawuni Foundation for a joint tree planting and environmental initiative in Ghana and across Africa. Rita Marley, wife of Reggae Legend Bob Marley was recently honoured by the Government of Jamaica with one of their highest national awards.
The year 2019 marks the UN Decade of Land Restoration. “As we look toward the Decade on Land Restoration, now is the critical time to share knowledge, create new thinking and identify and scale innovative solutions for landscape restoration that is inclusive and ensures the rights of all stakeholders. GLF Accra will begin with an energizing session that aims to inspire participants, foster networking and relationship building and gather ideas and valuable inputs on the needs of the GLF community during this critical Decade,” a GLF report says.
Rocky Dawuni apart from partaking in GLF Accra, will give a full live band musical performance for patrons at the event on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the Accra International Conference Centre at 7 pm.
Rocky will then head to New York City to participate and perform at the Food Tank Summit and Gala which will bring together 80 speakers and performers including major CEOs, disruptors, change-makers, activists, policymakers, and leaders from startups, media organizations, large companies, and nonprofits who are leading the shift in how food businesses look at sustainability. Held in collaboration with New York University-Steinhardt and the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center.
The event will also feature the worldwide debut of new songs from Food Tank’s upcoming interactive off-Broadway original musical about climate change called “Garjana,” with songs written and performed live by Rocky Dawuni, Afro Roots Reggae music star and humanitarian activist, along with five surprise guest Broadway stars including Mamma Mia’s Monica Kapoor. https://foodtank.com/news/event/food-tank-summit-new-york/
Rocky Dawuni apart from being an internationally known musician from Ghana is a GRAMMY Nominee, UN Goodwill Ambassador for Environment Africa and UN Foundation Ambassador for the Clean Cooking Alliance amongst many other socially conscious organizations that he lends his voice and time too. The creative activist has 7 studio albums to his credit with “Beats of Zion” being his latest, featuring guest appearances by Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Wiyaala – all from Ghana. The title track, “Beats of Zion” has an official video shot in Jamestown, Accra you can watch here: