The entertainment segment of the program will feature over 15 top entertainers in the Reggae, Caribbean, and World Music industry that will include live performances by Mr. Vegas, Dean Fraser and the Dean Fraser all star band, Romain Virgo ,Calypso Rose, Half Pint, Richie Stephens, Macka Diamond, African Soukous Star: Top One-Frisson, Mutabaruka, Hatian/Compan emerging star: J-Beatz, and South Florida’s Rising Stars and nominees Sons of Mystro, and Gospel performances by Rev. Dr. Norris Weir, Second Chance, and Jonathan Laurince and True Worshippers. Additional performances to be announced.
Over 200 reggae and world music industry individuals, groups and others were nominated in 40 categories for their accomplishments and contribution. Mr Vegas leads this year’s nominees with six nominations followed by Damian Marley with five, Sean Paul, Konshens, Romain Virgo and Third World with four. Jimmy Cliff, Marcia Griffiths, Tarrus Riley and Busy Signal all have three nominations. The complete list of nominees is listed on www.irawma.com/irawma_vote2013.html
For the latest information on the 2013 IRAWMA, check the official website www.irawma.com.