It was an exciting night at the 33rd International Reggae and World Music Awards! Reggae, Caribbean and world music artists from across the nation came together to be a part of the momentous occasion. Earl Chin (a.k.a. the Roots Man), founder and producer of Rockers Television and Americas leading Reggae and Caribbean music broadcast producer, lighted up the red carpet. As the legend and his wife took several interviews, they humbly explained how he opened the doors for many Caribbean artists, (Bob Marley’s first television appearance in the US was with Mr. Chin on Rockers TV), and the gratification of attending the 33rd annual award show, after being at the very first show.
The legendary Mykal Rose, winner of reggae’s first Grammy award for the album, Anthem (with Black Uhuru), blazed the red carpet, even singing for the excited crowd. Jazz artist Rita Wilburn shined with elegance and grace as she walked the red carpet. The beautiful Etana rocked the red carpet bringing energy and poise as she spoke about her upcoming performance for the evening. Que Da Wiz, South Florida’s emerging artist, performed a tribute to the reggae legends. And Gospel artist, 2nd Chance and his wife rocked the red carpet as he promoted his new album, Blessings, and album release celebration held on October 25th.
Performers for the evening included Mykal Rose, Etana, Singing Melody, Calypso Rose and Everton Blender. The hosts for the evening were multi-platinum pop artist Kevin Lyttle, Miss Jamaica Universe 2014 Kaci Fennell, and Hot 105.1 FM DJ Rick Party.
Story by Terri-Anne Ramsay.
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