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2007-MI-Banner-01.jpg(Chicago, IL/New York, NY) – April, 2008 – Dr. Roland Rose, who has served the Jamaica, New York area for several years, is the Best Female Vocalist category sponsor of the prestigious 27th Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), produced by Martin's International & Associates, LLC. The Caribbean-oriented event, which is dedicated to health awareness, returns to Harlem at the world famous Apollo Theater, located at 253 West 125th Street, NYC, on Sunday, May 4, 2008. A VIP reception begins at 6:00 pm and general admission is at 7:00 pm.

Dr. Roland Rose located at 108-25 Merrick Boulevard; Jamaica, NY 11433 has been practicing medicine in the Jamaica, New York area for many years and servicing quite a few patients with great success. Today, Dr. Roland Rose and ACE Medical Rehabilitation, PC continues the same great services as the previous Rose Chiropractic Health & Wellness, PC to many more patients locally as well as throughout the world.

"IRAWMA executives and its media partners warmly welcome Dr. Roland Rose on board with great anticipation of a partnership that will last for years to come servicing the chiropractic needs of national and international patrons of the 27th IRAWMA," said Ephraim Martin, founder of IRAWMA.

The official announcements of the nominees were made recently to a packed house in the Jonkanoo Lounge at the Hilton Hotel in New Kingston, Jamaica. Special guest artists, celebrities and media personalities such as Miss Jamaica World 2007, Yendi Phillips, Ce'cile, D'Angel, Norma Brown Bell - RJR, Lovindeer, Copeland Forbes, Claudette Kenlock - Hilton Kingston, Winford Williams, Candice Bucannan, and Milk of CVM-TV were on hand to announce the 2007 nominees.

Leading with IRAWMA's most nominations for 2007 is Tarrus Riley, with a mega seven (7) nods, including Best Male Vocalist and Best Song, for the female anthem "She's Royal." Gangster DJ Mavado has five (5) nods from IRAWMA for Best Male DJ, Best Album, Best Recording Artist(s), Songwriter of the Year, and Community Service.

Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Steven Marley, Shaggy, and Sean Kingston all received four (4) nominations, while Kymani Marley, Junior Reid and Soca star Machel Montano each received three (3) nominations. Reid, competing against himself, is nominated twice in the same category...Best Crossover for his hits with Alicia Keys and rapper MIMS.

Other nominees include: Ziggy Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Rihanna, Jay Z, Kanye West, Wyclef Jean, King Sunny Ade, Sly and Robbie, Youssou N'Dour, Toots & the Maytals, Beres Hammond, Daddy Yankee, Marc Anthony, Shakira, Angela Kidjo, Femi Kuti, and Jah Cure.

Ephraim Martin announced that the preliminary list of performers are Beenie Man, Kymani Marley, Shaggy, Doug E. Fresh, Macka Diamond, Tarrus Riley, Etana, Junior Reid, Queen Ifrika, Dean Fraser and Friends, D'Angel, Cecile, Mutabaruka, Freddie McGregor, Dwight, Shelia Hylton, Duane Stephenson, and Winsome Benjamin. Machel Mantano, Buju Banton will be among the presenters for the star studded event. The full list of performers and presenters will be announced soon.

Other IRAWMA representatives at the press conference were Directors Clifton Edwards and Austin McBean, Randy Connor, as well as Jamaica representatives Karlene Levy and Teddy Laidley.

Music lovers traveling from overseas or outside the state of New York are advised to secure their tickets now as seats are limited. EARLY BIRD TICKETS are available at the following prices: VIP PLATINUM $125, VIP GOLD $99 and GENERAL ADMISSION $53. TICKETS CAN BE ORDERED AT WWW.TICKETMASTER.COM, 212-307-7171, OR AT THE APOLLO BOX OFFICE, 212-531-5305.

Sponsors and prospective partners for this highly anticipated event include: Dr. Roland Rose, American Airlines, Carib News, JAMROCK Magazine/LinkUp Media, Carib News, Sam's Caribbean Market Place/Sams24-7.com, Dennis Shipping, Atlas Vacations, Transcontinental Shippers, CVM-TV, Keeling Records, J & L Tax Consultant, NY Liberty Star Newspaper, Street Hype Newspaper, African Spectrum Newspaper, Ideal Health - Toni Haynes, Uptown Juice Bar, Baba Roots-USA, Eye Collection Clothing, SARFMRADIO.COM, Bennett Bridal/World Class Limousine, D. Wilshire Tux and Limo.