American Airlines, which has served the Caribbean region for 38 years, is again the official airline sponsor of the prestigious made for television 28th Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), which is produced by Martin’s International & Associates, LLC.
The 28th IRAWMA takes place on Sunday May 3, 2009 at 6:00 pm for VIP and 7:30 pm for general admission at the state-of-the-art York College Performing Arts Center (JFK Airport), 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, Queens, New York. Visit www.irawma.com.
American Airlines first inaugurated service to the Caribbean in March 1971, flying between New York and five Caribbean destinations. Today, American and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, fly from more than 14 North American cities to more than 30 destinations in the Caribbean, as well as to the Bahamas and Bermuda in the Atlantic.
With more than thirty-four hundred (3400) flights worldwide, American Airlines flies to 250 cities and 40 countries.
“IRAWMA executives and its media partners warmly welcome American Airlines on board for the third consecutive year as the official carrier for national and international travelers to the 28th IRAWMA,” said Ephraim Martin, founder of IRAWMA.
The 28th IRAWMA is now the talk of the town in and around New York and the Caribbean, as media, entertainers and fans from far and near are making preparations to be a part of the glamour and excitement, and to walk the red carpet on Sunday May 3rd at York College Performing Arts Center, in Jamaica, Queens, New York.
Among the performers will be: ETANA, COCOA TEA, MIGHTY SPARROW, QUEEN IFRIKA, TARRUS RILEY, DEAN FRASER, CALYPSO ROSE, TONY REBEL, GRAMPS MORGAN, LT. STITCHIE, MACHEL MANTANO, AWILO-SOUKOUS, BARBEE, MUTABARUKA, D’ANGEL, DUANE STEPHENSON, ALLISON HINDS AND MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED…
The official hotels are the JFK-Hampton Inn Hotel and JFK-RAMADA Plaza Hotel. You must mention “Reggae Awards” to get the special rate. Of course, American Airlines has returned as the official carrier. Please contact American Airlines at 800/433-7300 or visit www.aa.com.
Tickets for this grand gala are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com or 800/745-3000; also from IRAWMA 877/9-REGGAE and the York College Performing Arts Center box office 718/262-2840. Advance VIP tickets are $150 and general admission tickets $75 (more at the door). Tickets are also available at selected sponsors’ locations.