Ghana’s Reggae singer and songwriter Rocky Dawuni will join David Crosby & Graham Nash, Jackson Browne, Melissa Etheridge, La Santa Cecilia and Tom Morello for the “The Concert for Social Justice” in Los Angeles.
The concert which is scheduled for April 8, 2015 at The Fonda Theatre will be organized in partnership with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (formerly the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights) and the GRAMMY Museum.
Also featuring are special spoken word performances from actors Dennis Haysbert, David Arquette, Chad Lowe, Martin Sheen, and Alfre Woodard. The show will highlight the power of music as a tool for social justice and will feature a collection of artists performing songs that have helped generate change over the past five decades.
The concert will help fund the organizations’ joint K-12 education program, “Speak Up Sing Out: Songs of Conscience.” This program, first piloted in Los Angeles schools in 2014, invites middle-school and high-school students to write songs about social justice issues using materials from the RFK’s Speak Truth To Power human rights curriculum and the GRAMMY Museum’s Civil Rights curriculum.
His new album “Branches of the Same Tree” drops on March 31, 2015.
By GhanaGist.Com /additional files from grammymuseum