Richie B to be honored at the 2008 Reggae Music Achievement Awards

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richie_b-1.jpgIn keeping with the celebration of Black Music Month, the 2nd annual Reggae Music Achievement Awards will be held on Sunday, June 8th, 2008.

This years' event will honor some of Canada's greatest reggae talents as well as Jamaican radio icon, Richie B. The event will take place at the Holiday Inn's Trillium Ballroom, which is located at 970 Dixon Road in Toronto, Ontario. Cocktails will be served at 5:30pm after which the show will commence promptly at 7:00pm.

After a successful initiation in 2007, the Achievement Awards show has become one of the most anticipated events in the Canadian reggae community. With a star studded line up which features the best of the best in Canadian reggae music, this year's event promises to entertain, educate and enlighten.

This year's show will include performances by Steele, Norris Weir & the Jamaicans, Larry Marshall & Jackie Robinson and many others. All performers will be backed by the Mountain Edge Band.

As a result of the steady growth in the demand for reggae/dancehall in Canada, the organizers had no difficulty getting sponsors to support the event. Some of the main sponsors this year will be; The West Indian Fine Foods, Soft Sheen Carson, Judy Powel, Kalade 1 Design, 89.5 CIUT, Senvia, Patty World, Vibes, Club Epiphany, Caribbean Camera, Pride, Vibes, CHRY 105.5 and CKLN 88.1fm. Producer and founder, Delroy Sterling, announced that he was "...grateful and proud to be aligned with such a stellar roster of partner brands. With their generous and creative support, we look forward to making this year's RMAA's another huge success".

The RMAA show is still accepting nominations in the following categories:

1. Best New Artist (Male & Female)
2. Artist of the year (Male & Female)
3. Producer of the Year
4. Songwriter of the Year
5. Best Reggae Band
6. Album of the Year (Gospel)
7. Best Reggae DJ (Female)
8. Best Reggae DJ (Male)
9. A Special Media Award
10. Community Recognition Award
11. International Artist of the Year (Male & Female)
12. Promoter of the Year
13. Lifetime Achievement Award
14. Best Reggae Single
15. Best Reggae Album
16. Outstanding Reggae Award
17. Top Reggae Dub Poet
18. The Dennis Brown Award
19. Appreciation Contribution to the Reggae Industry (Canada)
20. Best Promising Reggae Artist
21. Reggae Dance Promoter
22. International Radio DJ Award
23. Song Writer Awards
24. Outstanding Community Recognition Award

To place a nomination please goes to the website: