The nominations for the 2013 Best Reggae Album Grammy, as in previous years, acknowledge the genre's veteran acts while overlooking popular releases by a younger generation of artists. The nominees are Jimmy Cliff's "Rebirth" (Ume/Sunpower Records); The Original Wailers' "Miracle" (MRG Recordings); Toots and The Maytals' "Reggae Got Soul: Unplugged on Strawberry Hill" (Metropolis Recordings); Sly and Robbie and the Jam Masters' "New Legend Jamaica 50th Edition" (Mondo Tunes) and Sean Paul's "Tomahawk Technique" (VP/Atlantic)
By special request and popular demand, the Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), by Martin's International, returns to South Florida for its 32nd Anniversary, for the fifth time in 26years. On Saturday, May 4th, 2013, the prestigious Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, in Coral Springs/Fort Lauderdale, Florida will be the site for the staging of the star-studded 32nd Annual IRAWMA. The red carpet arrival with the glitz, glamour and interviews, kicks off at 6:00pm. Special early-bird tickets go on sale Friday, October 5th, 2012 at www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com or www.irawma.com. For information call 877-9-REGGAE (734-423) or 312-427-0266.