Toronto, ca , April 9, 2008: In recognition of Black Music Month, The 2nd Annual Reggae Achievement Awards will be held Sunday, June 8, 2008 in the Trillium Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Select Hotel located at 970 Dixon Rd , in Toronto , Ontario , Canada . The Awards show will begin promptly at 7:00PM and will feature well known reggae artists ’Jr, Jazz, Sadiki and Steele as well as performances by international guests and artists, and of course the presentation of the actual RMAA awards. Cocktails will begin at 5:30PM. The purpose of the Reggae Music Achievement Awards is to publicly recognize and highlight the outstanding contributors to the reggae music industry in Canada . This special awards event also gives the Caribbean community in Canada an opportunity to showcase the talent and culture of Canadian reggae artists and the hardworking people behind the scenes in the music industry in Canada and abroad.
Sponsors, The West Indian Fine Foods, Kaladel Designed, 89.5 ciut, Senvia, Patty World , vibesent.com, Club Epiphany, Caribbean Camera, Pride, Vibes, CHRY 105.5, CkLN 88.1 FM, and many others to be announced.
“We are grateful and proud to be aligned with such a stellar roster of partner brands, which support many different aspects of the events surrounding the 2nd Annual Reggae Achievement Awards” said Delroy Sterling, Producer, Organizer/Facilitator of the 2nd Annual Reggae Achievement Awards Show. “ With their generous and creative support, we look forward to making this year’s RMA Awards show another huge success”.
Last year’s Awards show was a smashing success, with attendees and nominees from all over Canada and the Caribbean, as well as the United States . Some of the highlights of last year’s awards show, hosted by top radio personality, Bro GEE 89.5 & Luther Brown 105.5 fm ,Radio, included performances, by Norris Wear, Steele, The Mystics, Kay Morris, Jimmy Reid and many, many more talented artists.
This year’s show will include performances by Steele, Norris Weir & The Jamaicans, Larry Marshall & Jackie Robinson all backed by the Mountain Edge Band. There will also be performances by other reggae music artists, as well as international guests, which will be announced, in upcoming press releases to follow shortly.
The RMAA’s are now accepting nominations in the following categories:
1. Best New Artist (Male & Female)
2. Artist of the Year (Male & Female)
3. Producer Of The Year
4. Songwriter Of The Year
5. Best Reggae Band
6. Album Of The Year (Gospel)
7. Best Reggae DJ (Female)
8. Best Reggae DJ (Male)
9. A Special Media Award
10. Community Recognition Award
11. International Artist Of The Year (Male & Female)
12. Promoter Of The Year
13. Lifetime Achievement Award
14. Best Reggae Single
15. Best Reggae Album
16. Outstanding Reggae Award
17. Top Reggae Dub Poet
18. The Dennis Brown Award
19. Appreciation Contribution to the Reggae Industry ( Canada )
20. Best Promising Reggae Artist
21. Reggae Dance Promoter
22. International Radio DJ Award
23. Song Writer Awards
24. Outstanding Community Recognition Award
Please mail your submissions to:
RMAA Reggae Music Achievement Awards
500 Rexdale Blvd. – PO Box 27097 – Toronto , M9W 6K5
Submission in person can be made at:
Club Epiphany @ 4000 Steele’S Ave west
Irie Music Records Store (Inside The Albion Mall)
Treajah Isle Records& Gifts 1514 Eglinton ave west
Nominations must be received by May 25, 2008 in order to be considered for an award.
Nomination criteria: Decisions should be based on materials that were