If there is any Ghanaian reggae artist really raising the flag of the nation high with regards to that genre of music, it is none other than Rocky Dawuni and it therefore comes to me as no surprise that his latest album Branches of the same tree (as of time of publication) comfortably peaks at number 10 on the Reggae Albums Chart on Billboard.
Branches of the same Tree is Rocky Dawuni’s sixth studio album and blends inspirations from his diverse experiences while expanding on his identity as an artist, a proud son of Africa and as a true world citizen.
The songs on Branches of the Same Tree also reflect influences of New Orleans funk, Brazilian samba, even the lilting sounds of Hawaiian ukulele, seamlessly integrated into a unique and approachable style.
The album features appearances by an all-star lineup of guest musicians, including veterans from Michael Franti and Spearhead, Steel Pulse, Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals and Ziggy Marley.
The album was released on March 31, 2015.