Music lovers around the world are invited to vote now for their favorite nominees this year in the 35th Anniversary International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) competition.
Music fans worldwide now have the final say in the selection of the winners by submitting their votes online or through the mail.
All mail-in ballots should be postdated no later than September 8, 2016, which is the official deadline for voting.
Voters should consider the social relevance of materials, originality, sales, local/national/international performances, quality of performances, social network attention and stage appearances.
Fans should vote only for artists with which they are familiar. Voting is not required in all categories.
The awards are scheduled to be announced and presented at the October 2 awards ceremony produced by Martin’s International.
The Sunday ceremony will be held at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, beginning with red carpet arrivals and a reception.
More than 160 reggae and world music entertainers have been nominated.
Nominees include Tarrus Riley (four categories), followed by Morgan Heritage, Sean Paul, Skip Marley and Major Lazer, each with three nods.
Several other entertainers received two nominations. Those nominees included Christopher Martin, Nezbeth, Jah Cure, Ziggy Marley, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Etana, PopCaan, Spice, OMI, Inner Circle, Sly & Robbie, JBeatz, Klass, Daniel Musgrove, Shatta Wale and Kofi Olomide and others.
The complete list of nominees is available for the general public to vote at www.reggaeworldmusicawards.com or www.irawma.com. Early tickets also may be purchased on those websites at promotional prices, before the performers are announced.
The ticket prices, including fees, are as follows: VIP Platinum $108.12, the promo price now is $75.00 + fee; VIP Gold $65.00 + fee, the promo price $55.00 + fee, and for General admission the price is $50.00, while the promo price $35.00 + fee.
You may call 877/9-REGGAE (973-4423) for all information pertaining to the 35th IRAWMA.
Recipients for the 2016 Lifetime/Hall of Fame Awards, both regional and international will be announced soon.
SOURCE: South Florida Caribbean News