Winners of the International Reggae and World Music Award

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The International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) is an annual awards event that honors the best in reggae and world music. This year’s winners have been announced, and we’ve got all the details right here!

The Winners

Congrats to all the winners of the 2020 International Reggae and World Music Award! Held virtually this year, the virtual ceremony celebrates the best and brightest in the reggae and world music scene. This year’s winners include some of the biggest names in music.

Best Reggae Album

Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta
Shaggy – Out of Many, One Music
Sly & Robbie and Spicy Chocolate – The Reggae Power
The Wailers – Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers

Best New Artist

Best New Artist
The Fortunate Youth is an American reggae band formed in 2009 in Hermosa Beach, California. The band consists of members of various well-known Southern California reggae and punk bands. Their sound has been described as a “unique blend of roots reggae, dub, ska, and punk.”

The Fortunate Youth has released three studio albums, one live album, and one EP. Their debut album, IRation, was released in 2010. The album peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Reggae charts and No. 9 on the Billboard Reggae charts.

The band has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. In 2013, they won the Best New Artist award at the International Reggae and World Music Awards.

Best Male Vocalist

Anthony B is a Jamaican reggae artist. He was born Kevin Anthony Bradford in Clarks Town, Trelawny, Jamaica, in 1976. He began his career in 1996 with the release of his first album, Real Revolutionary. Since then, he has released twelve studio albums, as well as several live and compilation albums. He is best known for his singles “Fire pon Rome”, “Raid di Barn”, and “Tecktonik”.

In 2010, Anthony B won the Best Male Vocalist award at the International Reggae and World Music Awards.

Best Female Vocalist

Best Female Vocalist
Admiral Tibbett (Jamaica)
Angela Hunte (Trinidad & Tobago)
Deborahe Glasgow (Jamaica)
Ikaya (Jamaica)
Nancy Jackson (Trinidad & Tobago)
Rita Jones (Jamaica)

Best Music Video

Best Music Video was one of the categories at the first-ever International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) in 1982. The award was given to a video that promoted reggae music or artists. Under different sponsorships, the award category has been known as Best Reggae Video, Best Jamaica Music Video, and Most Outstanding Music Video.

The first recipient of the award was Jamaica-born, British-based artist Aswad for their song “Warrior Charge”. The second recipient was also from Jamaica, singer Nadine Sutherland for her song “Action”, which featured then upcoming artistes Beenie Man and Mr. Vegas. In 1984, the third and final recipient was British reggae band Musical Youth for their song “Pass the Dutchie”.

The Awards Show

The International Reggae and World Music Awards is an annual event that celebrates the best in reggae and world music. This year’s event was held on Saturday, May 6, at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.

The Host

The 20th annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) will be held Sunday, October 25, 2020 at the Miramar Cultural Center in Miramar, Florida, USA. The show which will be hosted by internationally known television personality, actress and jazz chanteuse Mrs. Karen Carrington.

This year’s show is being produced by IRAWMA founder and CEO Ephraim Martin who is also the president and CEO of Caribcom International Limited, the show’s organizers.

The Performances

The 2017 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) was held on October 15, at the Southern sun Elangeni & Maharani in Durban, South Africa. The awards show was hosted by media personality Cathy backyard of Za

This year’s IRAWMA saw some amazing performances, with reggae and world music artists from all over the globe taking to the stage. Here are just a few of the highlights:

– Protoje wowed the crowd with his signature brand of conscious reggae, performing hits such as “Who Knows” and “No Shoulder”.
– Tarrus Riley brought his own unique style of soulful reggae to the stage, delighting fans with renditions of classics such as “She’s Royal” and “Just The Way You Are”.
– Kenyan group Sauti Sol lit up the stage with their afrobeat-infused sound, performing hits such as “Live and Die in Africa” and “Siri”.
– Jamaican dancehall artist Konshens got the crowd moving with his high- energy performance, delivering hits such as “Bruk Off Yuh Back” and “Turn Me On”.

It was a night to remember for all involved, and we can’t wait to see what next year’s IRAWMA has in store!

The Red Carpet

The red carpet at the International Reggae and World Music Awards is always a sight to behold. The glittering gowns, the elegant suits, the stunning jewelry…it’s all part of the experience. This year’s red carpet did not disappoint, with some of the biggest names in reggae and world music attending the event. Here are some of the best-dressed celebrities from this year’s red carpet:

-Sizzla Kalonji
-J Boog
-Ziggy Marley
– Beres Hammond

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