7/17/2012 10:13 AM
The mission of the International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA), established in 1982 acknowledges and honors the accomplishments and contributions of reggae and world music artists, including: songwriters, performers, promoters and musicians.
Produced by Martin's International the IRAWMA has been staged in many major cities including: Atlanta, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, New Orleans, New York as well as both Montego Bay and Ocho Rios Jamaica.
The impetus behind the IRAWMA is it's commitment to promoting greater participation and acceptance of Reggae, Caribbean and World Music, Internationally.
The 31st IRAWMA was held recently and featured 30 categories and 4 special Categories of Honorees. Congratulations to the winners.
Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year - Damian Marley
Best Male Vocalist - Tarrus Riley
Best Female Vocalist - Queen Ifrica
Best Song - “Jah Army”- Stephen Marley, Damian Marley & Buju
Best Album/CD - “Revelation Part 1 The Root of Life”-Stephen Marley
Best Crossover Song - “Man Down”- Rihanna
Best Gospel-Oriented Song - “Air I Breathe”- J. CE