Saturday, September 29, 2012

The International Reggae and World Music Awards Returns to South Florida for it's 32nd Staging

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.  On Saturday, May 4th, 2013, the prestigious Coral Springs Center for the Arts, will be the site for the staging of the star-studded red carpet event.



In 1987, Studio 183 in Carol City South Florida became the venue for what turned out to be a sold out 6th annual IRAWMA staging.  The following year the event was held again at that same venue and moved on to the Sunrise Music Theatre in 1992.  The 1992 ceremony became one of the IRAWMA's most memorable staging because it featured the late CBS Trapper John MD star Madge Sinclair as well as Third World Band, Marcia Griffiths, Andrew Tosh and a host of other celebrities.  In 1993, IRAWMA South Florida was once again the  host country for the event for a forth staging. Again South Florida's IRAWMA ceremony featured another special guest in downtown Miami, the Honorable Rita Marley.

The International Reggae and World Music Awards ceremony over the years, has been staged across the United States in Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans and New York as well as Jamaica and Trinidad in the Caribbean.

The mission of the IRAWMA established in 1982 is to acknowledge and honour the accomplishment and contribution of Reggae and World Music artistes including songwriters, promoters and musicians.