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2006 International Reggae and World Music Awards Winners

From Megan Romer,
Your Guide to World Music.
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May 11 2006
The 2006 International Reggae and World Music Awards were held at the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem. The big winner of the night was Bob Marley's son, Damian Marley, who took home six awards... every award he was nominated for!

The Awards generally focus on reggae and Caribbean music, and sometimes the non-Caribbean world music awards seem like something of an afterthought, but the IRAWMA are certainly the most comprehensive world music awards given in the United States.

And the winners are...

Entertainer of the Year - Damian Marley
Recording Artist(s)/Group of the Year - Damian Marley
Best Male Vocalist - Jah Cure
Best Female Vocalist - Marcia Griffiths
Best Song - "Welcome To Jamrock" - Damian Marley
Best Album/CD - "Welcome To Jamrock" - Damian Marley
Best Crossover Song - "We Be Burning" - Sean Paul
Best Gospel Oriented Song - "Real and Personal - Papa San
Best Male DJ/Rapper - Beenie Man
Best Female DJ/Rapper - Macka Diamond
Best New Entertainer - Matisyahu
Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer - Machel Montano
Best Reggaeton Performer - Daddy Yankee
Best Latin Performer - Shakira
Best Compas/Racine Entertainer - Sweet Mickey
Best African Entertainer - Youssou N'Dour
Best Soukous Entertainer - Papa Wembe
Best Hip Hop Performer - Kanye West
Award For Outstanding Contribution To World Music - Mamadou Diabate
Most Outstanding Stage Personality - Capleton
Best Music Video - "Welcome To Jamrock" - Damian Marley
Best Poet - Mutabaruka
Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer - Luciano
Most Outstanding Show Band/Group - TOK
Most Consistent Entertainer - Freddie McGregor
Most Promising Entertainer - Gyptian
Most Improved Entertainer - Kip Rich
Best Instrumentalist - Dean Fraser
Best Backing Band - Sly & Robbie/Taxi Gang
Most Popular Sound System/Selector - Stone Love
Concert of the Year - Africa Unite - Ethiopia
Promoter of the Year - Linkup Media
Producer of the Year - Don Corleon
Songwriter of the Year - Stephen and Damian Marley
Community Service Award - Wyclef Jean
Spiritual Service Through Music - Luciano
Humanitarian Award - Danny Glover, Bono, Harry Belafonte
Hall of Fame Lifetime Inductees - Alton Ellis, Eddy Grant

SOURCE: http://worldmusic.about.com/od/newsarticles/a/2006IRAWMA.htm


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