Ghanaian Veteran Reggae Icon, Rocky Dawuni has disagreed with those who claim that reggae music is dead because it is no more active in Ghana like it used to be.
Some artistes describe themselves as reggae dancehall artiste in Ghana but a few of them hardly stick to the core tenets of that music genre.
In an interview with Amansan Krakye on GBC Radio Central in Cape Coast monitored byÂ MyNewsGh.com, Rocky Dawuni said reggae music is not dead in Ghana but going through changes.
â€œAny musical form goes through ups and downs. So even our traditional highlife has gone through different phases in the past till what we have now.
â€œReggae is moving and the first Grammy award nomination that we got as a country was through my reggae album. But the reggae we are doing now is infused with our local music genres and sounds.
â€œIf you are Ghanaian musician, you canâ€™t say the reggae music youâ€™re doing is a typical Jamaican style. Iâ€™m a reggae artiste but I do afro reggae because I started listening to the likes of Nana Ampadu even before I listened to Bob Marley.
â€œReggae music is not dead but we need to revive it and make it more active than before thatâ€™s why I brought my new album â€˜Champion ariseâ€™.
â€œWe will keep on improving and add elements of our traditional music to redefine our type of reggae we do in Ghanaâ€.