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28th Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards

One of the longest running awards ceremony in the world that honors reggae and world beat music, the 2009 IRAWMA took place at the state-of-the-art York College Performing Arts Center in Queens, New York on Sunday, May 3, 2009. It was a star-studded affair, emceed by Copeland Forbes and Tony Rebel.
The audience was entertained all night with exciting performances from some of the top names in Caribbean music, including Tarrus Riley, Calypso Rose, Beenie Man, Machel Montano, Alison Hinds,Tony Rebel, D’Angel, Gramps Morgan, Duane Stephenson and Barbee, all backed by the Dean Fraser Band.
The awards presentation saw some funny moments as fans screamed their choices and awardees teased each other.
Machel Montano walked away with two trophies (“Most Outstanding Stage Personality” and together with the HD Band: “Most Outstanding Show Band”), Calypso Rose was awarded “Most Consistent Entertainer” and Alison Hinds scored “Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer”!

Rose, Calypso Diva

Calypso Rose A new documentary film features the legendary singer Calypso Rose. She made musical history by becoming the first female Calypso Monarch and winning the Road March, too, being the first person holding both titles.
The now 69 year old resident of New York was born in Tobago and spends every Carnival season in Trinidad. Not even cancer stopped her from performing regularly and worldwide. She was on stage with stars like Michael Jackson and Harry Belafonte and her song “Fire in Me Wire” became a calypso anthem around the World and was recorded in eight languages.
According to the “Soca News” magazine, the film entitled “Rose, Calypso Diva”, follows Rose through her narrative and her travels, telling the story of her life, its influences and impact. It is scheduled for submission to various film festivals.