The IRAWMA 2014 named Princess of Reggae, Etana & The Rawsoul Rebels and multiple IRAWMA winner Tarrus Riley, among the leading nominees for the 34th annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA). Both nominees will perform at reggae and world music’s biggest Awards night. Among the hosts/emcees will be, Reggae Ambassadors Third World, past recipient of the IRAWMA Hall of Fame/Lifetime Award.
The Martin’s International produced IRAWMA takes place on Sunday, October 4th, 2015 at the newly remodeled, Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road in Davie/Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The red carpet arrival begins at 5:00pm and the Awards /showcase start at 7:00pm.
Among the other performers are: Legendary reggae and gospel great Dr. Carlene Davis, newcomer and best female nominee Ikaya, and Ed Robinson -Lifetime Awardee. The Africa Showcase segment will feature: Fally Ipupa, Shatta Wale, Dahmu Manero and the Kamutshima Dance Troupe. South Florida nominees Comedian Rohan Gunter, Code Red Band, Sharon Wiles and LeJah, among others will represent the Sunshine State and other world music.
SPECIAL AWARDS OF HONOR RECIPIENTS ARE: Tito Puente, Jr. – Latin Mambo, A.J. Brown- Lifetime Awardee, Plomie Lewis, John T- WAVS 1170AM, Ossie Elliott-Musician, and Desmond Patterson- DJ/Rainbow Records. General Admission tickets are $50 and VIP tickets $100. Limited time early promotional discount tickets, are now on sale at Bailey Concert Hall’s ticket office, www.baileyhall.org, www.irawma.com or call 877/9-REGGAE (877/973-4423). Tickets are also available from the following supporting sponsors: VP Records and Sam’s Grocery in Miramar, Reggae N Thing in Coral Springs, Rainbow Variety Store, Aunt I’s in Fort Lauderdale, and at Groupon.com.
The annual IRAWMA is dedicated to “Health Awareness”, and part of the proceeds benefit, the Princess Margaret Hospital in St.Thomas, Jamaica and Entertainers in need.