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Top World Music Talent at Concert of Colors 2017 in Detroit

The 25th edition of the Concert of Colors festival is set to take place July 12-16, 2017 in Detroit. The free five-day festival will present world music genres such as African, reggae, and Latin along with electronica, soul and jazz artists.

The acts on Wednesday, July 12 at Third Man Records include gospel act Nikki D. Brown and the Sisters of Thunder, gospel band Pure Heart Travelers and Detroit-based musician and producer Warren Defever.

The African artists scheduled to perform include Zimbabwean band Mokoomba on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16, and Ghanaian reggae star Rocky Dawuni. Mokoomba is touring North America in support of its new album, Luyando.

Latin music will be represented by East Los Angeles band Las Cafeteras, the Big 3 Palladium Orchestra and Colombian global electronica act Sidestepper. Las Cafeteras will also present a free workshop and performance at the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation at 12 p.m., Friday, July 14.

The festival will also include additional free workshops, forums, film screenings and after parties. For the complete lineup and schedule go to www.concertofcolors.com.

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Acclaimed Ghanaian Artist Rocky Dawuni Releases Shine A Light Music Video

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Ghanaian reggae and afro-roots singer Rocky Dawuni has released a new music video titled Shine A Light, where he New Orleans influences with reggae and samba.

The music video supports the Whole Planet Foundation that endeavors towards poverty alleviation through microcredit loans in communities around the world.

“Shine A Light” appears in Dawuni’s album Branches of the Same Tree (Cumbancha).

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KCRW 89.9 FM & Afro Funke’ to Present “Africa Rising” in Los Angeles

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Radio station KCRW 89.9 FM and Afro Funke’ will present the African world music showcase “Africa Rising” Saturday, October 15, 2016 at The Ford Theatres in Los Angeles.

Ghanaian-born Rocky Dawuni will present his Afro Roots combination of reggae, Afrobeat, highlife and soul, along with special guests. Dawuni’s most recent album is “Branches of the Same Tree.”

WONDEM, an Ethiopian influenced music ensemble led by Los Angeles native Dexter Story will be joined by Congolese-Belgian vocalist Marie Daulne of Afropop group Zap Mama.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 7pm
Ford Theatres
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Hollywood, CA 90068
(just off the 101, between Hollywood and Universal Studios in the Cahuenga Pass)

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