Music of Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Ghanaian reggae artiste, Rocky Dawuni has said his Branches of the Same Tree is an album of empowerment towards solving gaps which have been created out of diversity among humanity.
Explaining the concept of the sixth album on Hitz FM’s Showbiz Filla, Dawuni said it seeks to educate people on the need to stay together despite their roots.
“It applies in so many directions, but the whole thing was that all of us, regardless of our background are all part of the same tree. We are always focused on the thing that divides us. ‘Branches of the Same Tree’ is trying to also challenge all of humanity to really focus on the things that bring us together. It’s an album about creating bridges of connectivity for people and nations because that’s the only thing that can carry us all through,” he told Amanda Jissih.
Dawuni, has been nominated in the Best Reggae Album category for his Branches of the Same Tree album. This makes him the first Ghanaian to be nominated at the Grammys. He was nominated together with Jah Cure, Barrington Levy and Morgan Heritage.
Rocky believes the songs on the album are differently made and shows why mankind have to unite and focus on achieving a common goal.
“It’s an album of empowerment. The songs and the styles are all reflective because they are different cultures, styles, but all meant to show the diversity we all have to deal with in life. But in the long run, all these diversities are all part of the human experience,” Dawuni said.
The internationally celebrated artiste will launch Branches of the Same Tree on Friday, December 18, 2015 at Alliance Française.