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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Shine a Light
1
4:01
 
Rock Your Soul
2
3:12
 
Black Star
3
4:27
 
African Thriller
4
4:04
 
Children of Abraham
5
4:42
 
We Never Stop
6
3:41
 
The Sign
7
3:27
 
Butterfly
8
2:43
 
Nairobi
9
4:18
 
Get Up, Stand Up
10
3:42
 
Island Girl
11
2:47
 

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