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forty first Annual Worldwide Reggae & World Music Awards Returns to South Florida

CHICAGO – Martin’s Worldwide, the producer of 4 fashionable particular occasions with the assist of NBC TV Anchor and former President of The Nationwide Affiliation of Black Journalists, Artwork Norman revealed its 2024 Awards and Festivals calendar on Wednesday, October 25th, 2023.

 International Reggae & World Music Awards Returns to South FloridaKingston, Jamaica for the final 4 consecutive years, has been the host metropolis for the Annual Worldwide Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), along with it being hosted in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios thrice within the earlier years. Now, recent from efficiently celebrating its fortieth Anniversary of the IRAWMA in Jamaica, Dr. Ephraim Martin, the Producer and President of Martin’s Worldwide introduced that the 41st IRAWMA will make a grand return to South Florida.

On Friday, March 22nd, 2024 the distinguished Lauderhill Performing Arts Heart (LPAC) in Fort Lauderdale, would be the IRAWMA’s venue and a restricted variety of as much as 52% low cost on normal and VIP tickets at the moment are on sale at www.LPACFL.com and www.irawma.com.

On March 21st Martin’s Worldwide may even host a Well being Advocacy workshop on the identical venue for entertainers and others locally.

Nomination Classes

Awards might be given in some 37 nominated classes, along with the Particular Awards of Honor to those that have been making extraordinary contributions to the music and different industries. 4 new nominated classes have been added for 2024, and they’re Greatest Singjay Artist, Dancehall Performer of the 12 months, Greatest African Entertainer and Greatest Social Media Influencer.

The twond IRAWMA Greatest Tune Contest is now formally open to all entertainers to submit their songs to [email protected], the track/video should be two minutes and submitted within the type of MP4 format and say one thing about what IRAWMA has been doing for the business over the past 41 years.

The winner on the 40th IRAWMA was Historical past Man. You possibly can watch the video under and benefit from the 5 finalists in that contest. Please observe the date within the promo is modified to Friday, March 22nd not 24th.


  • NOVEMBER  29, 2023:       NOMINATIONS OPEN
  • JANUARY 23, 2024:            NOMINATIONS CLOSE
  • MARCH 5, 2024:              VOTING CLOSES
  • MARCH 21, 2024:            HEALTH ADV. SEMINAR
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2024:  41ST IRAWMA
    • 7:30PM – VIP RECEPTION

2024 would be the eighth time that South Florida hosts this reggae and world music’s greatest occasion of honors. IRAWMA is the one one in every of its form that for greater than forty years honors Reggae, Caribbean, African and different world music business members. The 35th IRAWMA was final held in South Florida in 2016 and was a history-making and record-setting celebration for its founder Dr. Martin.

The world-famous Apollo Theatre and different venues in New York hosted IRAWMA from 2003 by way of 2010, earlier than IRAWMA celebrated its 30th Anniversary in Trinidad and Tobago. To develop into a sponsor or for extra info go to www.irawma.com.

African/Caribbean Worldwide Competition of Life (IFOL)

The 31st Anniversary of the African/Caribbean Worldwide Competition of Life (IFOL), is about for Thursday-Sunday, July 4th t through 7th, 2024, Independence week in Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois; go to internationalfestivaloflife.com.

The IFOL might be mixed with the 42nd annual Chicago Music Awards (CMA) on Friday, July 5th, 2024, for the third time in 30 years. Go to www.chicagomusicawards.org.

JSVFest (Jerk, Seafood and Vegan Fest)

The 8th internet hosting of the JSVFest (Jerk, Seafood and Vegan Fest) is about for Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and eightth, 2024. For extra particulars go to www.JSVFest,com.

Sponsorship Assist

Due to the supporting companions, through the years who helped to make Martin’s Worldwide Particular Occasions doable: WVON 1690 AM, NBC TV, LaFruteria, Inc, Rogers Park Fruit Market, CBS TV, OnStage TV, Genentech, Outdated World Market, VP Information, DSR, and MCGES, amongst others.


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