11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the biggest stars in Africa, Ghana-born singer Rocky Dawuni plays a socially conscious and rootsy brand of reggae that uses late-era Bob Marley as a template. On his sixth album, Dawuni even records Marley’s “Butterfly”—a song that originally never made it past the demo stage—turning it into a polished gem. He also covers Peter Tosh’s classic “Get Up Stand Up,” putting an Afrobeat spin on it with lyrics sung with a Ghanian patois. Strong Dawuni originals include the modern reggae pop of “African Thriller” and the uplifting “Shine a Light.” Ziggy Marley, Steel Pulse, Michael Franti, and Ben Harper make guest appearances.

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the biggest stars in Africa, Ghana-born singer Rocky Dawuni plays a socially conscious and rootsy brand of reggae that uses late-era Bob Marley as a template. On his sixth album, Dawuni even records Marley’s “Butterfly”—a song that originally never made it past the demo stage—turning it into a polished gem. He also covers Peter Tosh’s classic “Get Up Stand Up,” putting an Afrobeat spin on it with lyrics sung with a Ghanian patois. Strong Dawuni originals include the modern reggae pop of “African Thriller” and the uplifting “Shine a Light.” Ziggy Marley, Steel Pulse, Michael Franti, and Ben Harper make guest appearances.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Chege Nyanzi ,

A Perfect Album

This album is filled with great passion. Nairobi and Island Girl are my favorite tracks. He sings like he means it. You can listen to the album straight through.

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