Ghanaian singer-songwriter, Rocky Dawuni has talked about the Grammy awards and his style of doing music.
The Two Times Grammy award nominee revealed in an interview with GTV Breakfast that his sound is a global sound and people have compartmentalized him as a Reggae artist.
He claims due to the mixture of different styles, he themed it Afro Roots, which has a pinch of Traditional Highlife music.
He said in the interview “my sound is a global sound and everyone categorizes me as a Reggae Artist but my sound is a combination of different styles and I call it Afro Roots which has traditional Highlife music in there.”
He continued by stating that “Grammy is all about breaching the wall, it is about bringing the sound of your country to that platform, so I felt that in 2016 and now Ghanaian sounds are being represented more in terms of the global music category. Also, a means to open up the platform and the spotlight to shine it right back on our music which is growing in its strength, expanding in its reach and its potency becoming much more focused when it comes to global music. I was honored to be there but I felt that we are on the cast of something really incredible and big and this was just the tip of it.”
Rocky stated that his goal has always been to be present and to take advantage of larger venues, beginning with music and then focusing on Ghana’s magnificence of what it has to give as a leading country on the continent, as well as the cultural side. He noted that there is always a brighter perspective on life even though every country faces issues.