The Afro Roots sound of Ghanaian musician and social activist Rocky Dawuni has been influenced by the soulful music of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and the positive messages and deep grooves of Bob Marley. Rocky’s songs straddle musical boundaries between Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. Infectious grooves pair with stirring anthems meant to unite generations, and cultures. You’ll hear a healthy dose of reggae in Rocky’s sets, too. Dawuni is only the second African musician to be nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Reggae Album” category.. “Much like the blues, reggae is the root of so much popular music,” he says. “I am proud to contribute to its grand tradition and legacy.”
Friday, September 16: Lotus Friday Evening Showcase
Saturday, September 17: Lotus Saturday Evening Showcase
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Presented in partnership with the IU African Studies Program.