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Rocky Dawuni – Branches Of The Same Tree (2015)

21-03-2015, 19:53
Reggae | World

Rocky Dawuni – Branches Of The Same Tree (2015)

Artist: Rocky Dawuni
Title Of Album: Rocky Dawuni
Year Of Release: 2015
Record Label: Cumbancha
Genre: Reggae, World, Afrobeat
Quality: mp3
Total Length: 00:41:09
Bitrate: 320kbps
Total Size: ~ 106 Mb


01 Shine a Light
02 Rock Your Soul
03 Black Star
04 African Thriller
05 Children of Abraham
06 We Never Stop
07 The Sign
08 Butterfly
09 Nairobi
10 Get Up, Stand Up
11 Island Girl

Veteran Ghanaian reggae musician and roots rocker Rocky Dawuni has always been interested in cross-cultural connections, both in his music and in his activism. His latest album is titled Branches of the Same Tree, and again and again, Dawuni finds underlying unity in the seemingly disparate. Dawuni’s debts to Bob Marley and Fela Kuti are clear, but the range of musical references is also far flung. The upbeat opening track, “Shine A Light,” points clearly to New Orleans funk and gospel, while the Hawaiian ukulele makes an appearance on a cover of Marley’s “Butterfly” as well as on “Island Girl,” the album’s closing track.

The theme of unity is also explored lyrically throughout, in songs evidently inspired by Dawuni’s travels. “Children of Abraham” hopes for peaceful coexistence in Israel and Palestine, and “Nairobi,” a plaintive ode to the Kenyan city, calls on its inhabitants to transcend tribal and political divisions. Dawuni takes on a more strident, assertive tone in the rousing African unity anthem, “Black Star,” which is the album’s real standout track. This is picked up again in the album’s second Bob Marley cover, Dawuni’s interpretation of the classic “Get Up, Stand Up,” which he sings in Ghanaian pidgin and gives a distinct Afrobeat flavor.

The production on the album is incredibly slick, with solid performances from Dawuni’s star-studded roster of musicians. And solid is perhaps the best word to sum up this album–while there is little here that will surprise or startle longtime listeners, it has a cohesive, coherent vision, expertly executed.

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