Palisades Musician Joins Human Rights Group’s Leadership Council

Palisades musician Rocky Dawuni has joined the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization’s Leadership Council, the organization announced this month.

“We are honored to have Rocky Dawuni join the Leadership Council and know he will bring new insights and energy to support our work,” said Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. “In April, we had the privilege to work with Rocky as part of the Concert for Social Justice and are looking forward to future collaborations.”

Palisades musician Rocky Dawuni. Rich Schmitt/Staff Photographer
Palisades musician Rocky Dawuni.
Rich Schmitt/Staff Photographer

The Leadership Council supports the activities and programs of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, providing strategic advice, opening doors and using their talents to advance social justice. In addition to Dawuni, the council includes President Bill Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Quincy Jones, Harry Belafonte and other luminaries committed to supporting human rights.

The African musician and activist, Dawuni, who recently released his new album “Branches of the Same Tree” (Cumbancha) to worldwide critical acclaim and current Reggae Grammy consideration, stated, “The primary mission of my music has been focused on amplifying the greater good and being an instrument for justice and the defense of human rights. It is an honor to join the esteemed Robert F. Kennedy Leadership Council and have the opportunity to champion its vision and aspirations.”