IRAWMA returns to Florida in 2013

The 32nd annual International Reggae & World Music Award (IRAWMA) will return to South Florida on May 4, 2013.

According to founder Ephraim Martin, its return marks the fifth outing in the southern state for the awards ceremony during its 26-year-history. He added that it is by “special request and popular demand,” that the decision was made to host the awards at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale. IRAWMA first visited the state in 1987. Held at Studio 183 in Carol City, the occasion marked the 6th showcase of the awards ceremony. The following year was a banner year at the same location.

Four years later, the presentation returned for two more consecutive years at the Sunrise Music Theater. Since then the gala awards has been presented throughout the nation – eight times in New York and in two international locations – Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. Special early bird tickets are now on sale. For more information, visit