Visiting Grammy nominated star, Rocky Dawuni made a great announcement during his Nairobi tour.
Rocky told The Star, “One of my songs from the Grammy nominated album, Branches Of The Same Tree, the song is called Shine A Light, is in a movie called Fist Fight staring Ice Cube. It is an incredible piece of news to share here in Kenya on the eve of another concert I’m doing. I’m honoured and excited about it.”
He revealed that his song caught the attention of industry decision makers who then proceed to book the track for a soundtrack in the blockbuster movie.
“If an album resonates and is heard in different places then it comes to the attention of the producers who always look for a certain type of music. This song also incorporates various styles, it has reggae but at the same time it is inspired by New Orleans style and Brazillian Samba. It is all part of my ability to be able to fuse different types of music, rhythmically. It was amazing an amazing anthem.”
The visiting star said, “I have also had a lot of music in TV shows from ER to Dexter also on a lot of global video games. It has been incredible to get my music on those platforms.”
“As a musician, you are constantly looking for avenues for exposure and for TV, it is one of the most powerful,” Rocky added.
Rocky will be bringing the house down tonight, Saturday 18, at Alchemist where he will perform his single Nairobi off the Grammy nominated album for the first time in Kenya.