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The special edition of the long-running International Reggae and World Music Awards, (IRAWMA) initially planned to be held on May 1st 2022, has been postponed to May 7 2023. The announcement was made by Dr Ephraim Martin, President of Martin’s international and Chairman for the Black Heroes Matter Coalition, who gave the news, while revealing the 2021 nominees for its other Awards, the 40th Anniversary of the Chicago Music Awards, via a Zoom Press Conference, on Tuesday afternoon at the Martin’s International office in Chicago.
Since the start of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Chicago based Martin’s International has been forced to host two of its most popular award events, the annual Chicago Music Awards (CMA), and the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), virtually, until last April, 2022 it open the doors of the 40th CMA to the public.
With regards to the IRAWMA nominations, Dr. Martin said that IRAWMA will award the best of the two combined years, 2021 and 2022 in the 2023 show. He further advised that in order for the submissions to be eligible for nomination all material must have been released between January 2021 and December 2022. He urged the music industry experts/nominators, and the entertainment media to start taking into consideration the best of 2021 and also look at the releases for 2022, based on IRAWMA’s criteria.
Also revealed at the conference was the fact that the IRAWMA.com website will be launched within the next two weeks and will be consistently updated to become a repository of information on IRAWMA, and it’s amazing and historic journey over the last 40 years. The marketing campaign for the 2023 show will start immediately through the website and social media channels.
“We look forward to welcoming representatives from more than 40 countries to join us on May 7th, 2023, for a grand 40th IRAWMA celebration in Jamaica”, commented Dr. Martin, “so we are making sure that they not only have the information early, but will also facilitate them in finding appropriate accommodations, and give them an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular attractions and activities that Jamaica has to offer”.