LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jammin Java Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: JAMN) announced today the appointment of Ghanaian reggae star Rocky Dawuni to its Board of Advisors. Mr. Dawuni continues to lift his global profile since the release of his critically acclaimed album Hymns for the Rebel Soul, which launched exclusively in Whole Foods Markets in May 2010. The album has been nominated for a prestigious NAACP Image Award for Outstanding World Music Album.
Dawuni has leveraged his popularity to champion social causes and inspire a generation of artists and fans alike. His eloquence as well as his successful melding of musical celebrity and social action has made him a spokesperson for various causes worldwide. Over the last few years, Dawuni's music and electric live performances have attracted thousands to his concerts. Superstars such as Stevie Wonder and Peter Gabriel have joined him on stage at his shows to tremendous response.
Among his numerous activities, Dawuni is creator and headliner of his annual music festival, "Rocky Dawuni's Independence Splash," held every March 6th in his native Ghana and produced by his NGO Africa LIVE! The event has become the rallying point for his extensive humanitarian and advocacy work on clean water, HIV, poverty eradication and girl child education issues. Dawuni has also been involved as an artist with Playing for Change; which is a foundation dedicated to connecting the world through music by providing resources to musicians and their communities around the world, and which ensures that anyone with the desire to receive a music education has the opportunity to do so. Additionally, Dawuni has served as a spokesperson for the charity (RED) which works with the world's most iconic brands to make unique (PRODUCT) RED items, giving up a percentage of their profits to the Global Fund to invest in HIV and AIDS programs in Africa.
"We are extremely happy to bring on board someone with Rocky's reputation in music and humanitarian causes," said Rohan Marley, Chairman of Jammin Java Corp. "His ability to communicate on issues of vital importance—including concerns about the environment and antipoverty—fits right in with the spirit and philosophy that drives our Company. Now that he is a member of our Board of Advisors, we are confident he will help us to build awareness and sales of the Jammin Java brand as we move ahead."
To view the Play for Change video of War / No More Trouble, along with other recent video selections featuring Dawuni, please access the following links:
Playing for Change w/ Rocky Dawuni "War /No More Trouble": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgWFxFg7-GU
Rocky Dawuni "Jerusalem": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aastMDi5vA8
Rocky Dawuni "African Reggae Fever": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jGhNnyaKB8&playnext=1&list=PL1F035F9CD8DA6729
About Jammin Java Corp.
Jammin Java Corp. is a US-based company providing premium roasted coffee on a wholesale level to the service, hospitality, office coffee service and big box store industry. Jammin Java is a fully reporting company quoted on the OTCBB under the symbol JAMN. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.jamminjavacoffee.com or to purchase the coffee go to www.MarleyCoffee.com.
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