The 29th Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) is set to take place on May 2 in Queens, New York. The nominations were announced some time ago and voting has ended. The line-up is FIYA!!! Amongst the scheduled performers are Julian Marley, Gramps Morgan, Queen Ifrica, Tarrus Riley, Barbee and holding it down for the soca posse will be Allison Hinds and King of Soca himself Machel Montano!!! Of course, the Red Carpet Shelley crew will be in the building!
Leading the pack with nine nominations is Queen Ifrica!! Queen Ifrica was nominated in the following categories: Recording Artist of the Year, Best Female Vocalist, Best Song (Lioness On the Rise), Best album/CD (Montego Bay), Best Female Disc-Jockey/Rapper, Best Music Video, (Stay Far), Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer, Songwriter of the Year and the Community Service Award.
Following close behind in the nominations is Tarrus Riley with six, Soca King Machel Montano and Gramps Morgan each receive five nominations while Julian Marley, Sean Paul and Macka Diamond each get four. Barbee, Beenie Man and Vybz Kartel each have three nominations.
Scheduled to perform at the show are Julian Marley, Machel Montano, Queen Ifrica, Tony Rebel, Alison Hinds, Gramps Morgan, Barbee, Dean Fraser, Winsome Benjamin and a host of other international reggae, and world music superstars.
You can visit www.irawma.com to vote for more information, tickets, etc.