Chronixx and Alkaline Top 36th Annual International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA)

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CHRONIXX & ALKALINE TOP 36th IRAWMA WINNING 3 AWARDS, EACH

SHATTA WALE BROUGHT THE HOUSE DOWN; AS LT. STITCHIE CLOSED THE COMBINED 36TH IRAWMA AND 37TH CMA IN CHICAGO

Reggae superstar Chronixx and dancehall sensation Alkaline, were the big winners in three categories each, at the combined 36th Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) and 37th Chicago Music Awards at the Logan Center for the Arts – University of Chicago last Sunday evening.

Alkaline

Alkaline

Fans of Africa’s reggae star Shatta Wale brought the house down with excitement, applause and cheers, has he accepted the “Special IRAWMA/Martin’s International Award of Honor”. Wale was hardly able to give his acceptance speech, taking some two minutes to subdue his ecstatic fans.

Lt. Stitchie with his Lifetime Award at 36th IRAWMA

Lt. Stitchie with his Lifetime Award at 36th IRAWMA

 

Wale’s Special Award was presented to him by Martin’s International Producer Ephraim Martin, together with Soukous Entertainer, Top One Frisson, who earlier give a remarkable performance, and by African Spectrum Newspaper publishers, Berko & Pauline Owusu

Reggae Icon Lt. Stitchie closed the joint Awards celebration with a classic performance that lead into the grand finale, with the Hurricane Reggae band, winner of two Chicago Music Awards earlier in the evening. Other outstanding performances on the IRAMWA side came from Richie Innocent, and the collaboration of reggae singer K’Coneil and the enigmatic Indian performer, Sara Ranganathan.

Reggae/R&B nominee K'Coneil and Indian entertainer Sara collaborating at 36th IRAWMA

Reggae/R&B nominee K’Coneil and Indian entertainer Sara collaborating at 36th IRAWMA

 

Reggae superstar Chronixx, captured the Awards for “Best Male Vocalist”, “Best Album/CD” for “Chronology” and “Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer”, while Alkaline won for, “Entertainer of the Year”, “Best Song” and “Best Male Dancehall Artist”. The complete list of winners, can be seen also at [www.irawma.com]. Winners and performers for the Chicago Music Awards will be coming in a separate release and can be seen at www.chicagomusicawards.org.

Shatta Wale giving thanks for his Special Award of Honor

Shatta Wale giving thanks for his Special Award of Honor

 Ephraim Martin announced that the 37th International Reggae and World Music Awards will return to Jamaica, on Saturday May 11, 2019 and will be held at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston
The event was sponsored by. NBC 5 Chicago, Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), The Look – A Women’s & Men’s Store, LaFruteria Inc, Old World Market, Rogers Park Fruit Market, Kingston Mines Blues Club, Payne Center for Medicine and Music, SAPNA (Sri Annamacharya Project of North America), All United Imports, Rasta Love Punch, African Spectrum, Africa USA Today Magazine, CKW entertainment, Golden Krust Bakery, Kensey & Kensey Communications and others

For more information visit www.irawma.com, email irawmasponsor@gmail.com or call 877.9-REGGAE. You can also contact Andrew Barrett- Director of Sales and Marketing at 312.833.6525 or email globetrotter3t@gmail.com.

36th Annual International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA) Winners

CATEGORIES: Achievers/winners
1. Entertainer of the Year- ALKALINE
2. Best Male Vocalist- CHRONIXX
3. Best Female Vocalist- QUEEN IFRICA
4. Best Song- “AFTER ALL” – ALKALINE
5. Best Album/CD- CHRONOLOGY” – CHRONNIX
6. Best Crossover Song- “CHARGIE” – POPCAAN & DRAKE
7. Best Gospel Song- TIE:MIN. MARION HALL & KEVIN DOWNSWELL
8. Best Male Dancehall Artist- ALKALINE
9. Best Female Dancehall Artist- SPICE
10. Best New Entertainer- SHENSEEA
11. Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer- MACHEL MONTANO
12. Best Latin Entertainer- PITBULL
13. Best African Entertainer- EDDY KENZO
14. Best Soukous Entertainer- KOFFI OLOMIDE
15. Best Reggae Rock Song- SOJA
16. Best Music Video- “BRING IT TO THE OWNER” – DEXTA DAPS
17. Best Spoken Word/Poet MUTABARUKA
18. Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer- CHRONIXX
19. Most Outstanding Show Band- CAPLETON & THE PROPHECY BAND
20. Most Consistent Entertainer– FREDDIE MCGREGOR
21. Most Promising Entertainer- JAHMIEL
22. Best Instrumentalist DEAN FRASER
23. Most Popular Sound System/Selector – STONE LOVE
24. Concert of the Year- REGGAE SUMFEST
25. Most Outstanding Dance Group- RAVERS CLEAVERS
26. Haitian Entertainer of the Year- SWEET MICKY
27. Best Caribbean Entertainer- DADDY YANKEE
28. Recording Producer of the Year- DJ FRASS
29 Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award- SHAGGY

30. Martin’s International/IRAWMA Award of Honor-
BABS SAVAGE SHATTA WALE

31. Inductee to the Hall of Fame/Lifetime Award-

• CHAKA DEMUS & PLIERS • LT. STITCHIE

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