“Shine A Light” by Rocky Dawuni combines the sounds of New Orleans with reggae and samba to create an anthem of positivity. The song and video celebrate the power of our shared humanity and the importance of being courageous to tap into your own power of expression. In a time of great uncertainty in our world, “Shine A Light” reminds the listener to uphold the positive and recognize that we are all agents of hope and change.
The brand new video for the track, which was filmed in Los Angeles, directed by renowned photographer Myra Vides, and produced by Cary Sullivan, is a tribute to joy in all of it’s organic expressions. “Shine A Light” is being launched in association with the Whole Planet Foundation whose shared vision Rocky has promoted through their Musicians for Microcredit program that strives towards poverty alleviation through microcredit loans in communities around the world.
International musician and activist, Rocky Dawuni, originally from Ghana, West Africa, straddles the boundaries between Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. to create his appealing Afro Roots sound that unites generations and cultures. A galvanizing performer, Dawuni has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae and John Legend, among many others.
Named one of Africa’s Top 10 global stars by CNN, he has showcased his talent at prestigious venues and events including The Kennedy Center, Montreux Jazz Festival and The Hollywood Bowl. Rocky Dawuni’s sixth album, Branches of the Same Tree (Cumbancha), which features the song “Shine A Light, “ was nominated for a GRAMMY for “Best Reggae Album.”