Irie FM's Karl Young will be recognised posthumously for their "exceptional contribution" to the reggae industry

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Producers Augustus 'Gussie' Clarke and Lee 'Scratch' Perry; ska great Wilburn 'Stranger' Cole, deejay Winston 'Yellowman' Foster, singers Ernie Smith, Gem Myers, Claudelle Clarke and Sister Scully; recording engineers Chris Daley and David Rowe; the Gemini and Jack Scorpio sound systems; musicians Boris Gardiner and Fil Callender; and broadcaster Alan Magnus are the other awardees.

Seven artistes will receive the Icon Award - Stranger Cole, Yellowman, Myers, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Sister Scully and Claudelle Clarke.

Magnus, who has worked at Radio Jamaica since the 1960s, will receive the award for Extraordinary Impact on the Reggae Industry.

Promoters of popular 'vintage' reggae show Startime will also be recognised.

The recipients of Breakthrough Artiste of The Year and Song of The Year will be announced at the event, which caps JaRIA's celebration of Reggae Month.

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