Ghanaian reggae singer Rocky Dawuni comes through with an ode to Kenya’s capital city in his latest visuals for “Nairobi,” one of the highlights off his Branches Of The Same Tree LP. The new music video, filmed by GoodMakers Films and co-directed by Ethiopian filmmaker Babbi and Cris Blyth, follows Rocky through the East African city as he runs into Kenyan artists and public figures like Juliani, Kenyan tycoon Chris Kirubi, the Secretary General of the Kenyan Red Cross Dr. Abbas Gullet, PR maven Gina Din and dub poet-musician Oneko Arika, who also features on the track.
Rocky Dawuni explains that “Nairobi” is a tribute to this “beautiful city in the sun” and a call for peace written as a reaction to the 2007-08 national crisis after the presidential elections. For more from the songwriter, revisit our behind-the-scenes gallery at his “African Thriller” shoot and catch him on his upcoming European tour dates (listed underneath). Branches Of The Same Tree is available now from Cumbancha. Watch the music video for “Nairobi,” premiering with us today, below.
Rocky Dawuni 2015 Tour Dates
Aug. 28 Copenhagen, DK Loppen
Aug. 30 Reykjavik, IS Gamla Bíó
Sep. 4 Nuuk, Greenland Katuaq
Sep. 9 Cologne, DE Underground Cologne
Sep. 10 Recklinghausen, DE Haltestelle
Sep. 11 London, UK 229
Sep. 12 Aarhus, DK Club V58
Sep. 19 Pasadena, CA Levitt Pavilion