May 4, 2013,
Coral Springs Center for the Arts


September 28, 2012, Chicago, IL -
By special request and popular demand, the Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), produced by Martin’s International returns to South Florida for its 32nd Anniversary, for the fifth time in 26 years. On Saturday, May 4th, 2013, the prestigious Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, in Coral Springs/Fort Lauderdale, Florida will be the site for the staging of the star-studded 32nd Annual IRAWMA.

The red carpet arrival with the glitz, glamour and interviews, kicks off at 6:00pm. Special early-bird tickets go on sale Friday, October 5th, 2012 at

For information call
877-9-REGGAE (734-423) or 312-427-0266.

32nd IRAWMA May 4, 2013
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IRAWMA 2012 Winners

IRAWMA 2012 in Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois

The 31st IRAWMA featured 30 categories and 4 special Categories of Honorees. See below this year's award winners.

1. Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year - Damian Marley
2. Best Male Vocalist - Tarrus Riley
3. Best Female Vocalist - Queen Ifrica
4. Best Song - “Jah Army”- Stephen Marley, Damian Marley & Buju
5. Best Album/CD - “Revelation Part 1 The Root of Life”-Stephen Marley
6. Best Crossover Song - “Man Down”- Rihanna
7. Best Gospel-Oriented Song - “Air I Breathe”- J. CEE
8. Best Latin-Oriented Entertainer -Pitt Bull
9. Best Music Video - “Live Your Life” - Richie Stephens and Gentleman
10. Best New Entertainer - J. Boog
11. Best Female Disc Jockey/Rapper - Queen Ifrica
12. Best Male Disc Jockey/Rapper - Beenie Man
13. Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer - Machel Montano
14. Best Poet/Spoken Word - Mutabaruka
15. Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer - I-Octane
16. Concert of the Year - Rototom - Spain
17. Best Caribbean Entertainer - Third World
18. Best Instrumentalist - Dean Fraser
19. Most Popular Sound System/Selector - Stone Love
20. Best Chutney Entertainer - Kris “Ki” Persad
21. Best African Entertainer - Akon
22. Best Soukous Entertainer - Top One Frisson
23. Most Popular R&B/Hip Hop Entertainer - Rihanna
24. Most Consistent Entertainer - Calypso Rose
25. Most Promising Entertainer - Nkulee Dubee
26. Most Outstanding Show Band/Group - Third World
27. Best Compas/Racine Entertainer - T-Vice
28. Most Outstanding Dance Group - Black Blangaz
29 SPECIAL: Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award - Ziggy Marley- Urge
30. Chicago- Reggae and World Music Entertainer of the Year - Guero Loco

31. SPECIAL: Int’l Reggae & World Music Hall of Fame/Lifetime Inductee - Fred Baker
32. SPECIAL: Martin’s International - IRAWMA Award of Honor -
On Stage TV
- Winford Williams For Most Valuable Media Contributions to Reggae in the Last Decade
Berko - African Spectrum - For Outstanding Musical and Journalistic Contribution to African and World Music
Field Marshall and Art Bailey - For Outstanding Radio Media Contribution to the Music Industry

Recognizing and honoring Living Legend and icons since the 1960s or in the last 50 years, who have been consistent performing and working in the music industry.

Rita Marley - For Your Work in Preservation and Promotion of Reggae's Legacy
Marcia Griffiths - The Most Indomitable Entertainer In all Decades Since the Early 1960s
Judy Mowatt - For Spiritual Service Through Music
Freddie McGregor - For 50 Years of Dedicated & Untiring Services to Jamaica and the World Through Music
Ken Boothe - Most Consistent to the Preservation of Rocksteady Music
Eric Donaldson – King of Jamaican Song Contest in the Past 50 Years
Copeland Forbes - For 50 Years of Valuable Contributions to the Music Industry

VP Records- Pat Chin - For Outstanding Contributions to Jamaica & Caribbean Music Since Independence 1962


**July 5, 2012** International Reggae and World Music Awards Video Highlights


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 & Associates, 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.

Past International Reggae and World Music Awards


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