The Ministry of Tourism has appointed Ghanaian music star and NAACP Image Award Nominee Rocky Dawuni as Ghana’s Tourism Ambassador. In a letter of appointment to Dawuni, Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Akua Sena Densua, praised the Ghanaian artist for his excellent achievements in music both home and abroad and his continuing positive projection of Ghana in his concerts. The ceremonial appointment which comes with no financial entitlement took effect on 11th April, 2011. In accepting this new role Dawuni stated “The arts, especially music can not only bring tourists to Ghana, but create an appreciation for the rich Ghanaian culture outside of Ghana. I am prepared to do my utmost to broadly portray Ghana and itsrich heritage through my music, concerts, humanitarian work and appearances worldwide.”
Dawuni’s critically acclaimed current album, “Hymns for the Rebel Soul” was nominated for a prestigious NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding World Music Album” as well as in the “Best Album” and “Best African Artist” categories at the forthcoming International Reggae & World Music Awards to be held in Trinidad on May 28, 2011. Dawuni’s collaboration with Bono on Bob Marley’s “War, No More Trouble” and with Blues legend Keb Mo on Peter Gabriel’s “Biko” were both featured on “Playing For Change – Songs Around the World,” a Billboard Top 20 Album of 2009. Rocky was recently appointed to the Board of Advisors of the Jammin Java Corporation, home of the world family Marley Coffee.
Rocky Dawuni has a slew of upcoming European, African and US live dates including a scheduled guest performance alongside the legendary Stevie Wonder with Janelle Monae, Sharon Jones & other global stars backed by The Tonight Show’s Ricky Minor Band at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on July 24, 2011. For more information about Rocky Dawuni, please visit his site: http://www.rockydawuni.com