What is JaRIA?
Jamaica Reggae Industry Association
JARIA HONOUR AWARDS will take place February 28, 2015, The Courtleigh Auditorium
The JaRIA Honour Awards was established in 2009 as an authentic barometer for gauging the development of the music and its practitioners. Since its’ inception, the event has been staged as a glamorous, star-studded gala affair, where special recognition is given to industry icons who have figured prominently in the amazing penetration of Jamaican music culture across the world. The intention is to salute significant achievement, red carpet style, using the essential elements of a concert format with performances interspersed between presentations of the awards. The 2015 awards will be presented against the backdrop of an orchestra of 39 musicians supporting well known performers paying tribute to each honouree.
In 2015, British radio personality David Rodigan will receive an award for his outstanding contribution in media. Jamaican born, now British citizens, Millie Small will also be receiving an award in the Artiste category while B. B. Seaton will receive two awards – one in the Song Writer category and another as a member of The Gaylads in the Duo or Group category (see links for a list of other 2015 recipients).
The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) has selected 21 entertainment personalities for its 2015 awards.
Posthumous awards will be made to reggae veterans John Holt and Hopeton Lewis, in recognition of their invaluable contribution to growth of Jamaica’s popular music. The Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to Vincent and Pat Chin, who are the owners of VP Records and originally ran the Randy’s Record Shop and record label.
The other awardees are:
1 Major Joe Williams (Mentorship)
2 Lloyd ‘King Jammys’ James and Winston ‘Niney’ Holness (Producer)
3 Karl Pitterson and Overton ‘Scientist’ Brown (Engineer)
4 Downbeat The Ruler and Youthman Promotion (Sound System)
5 Mikey ‘Boo’ Richards and Errol ‘Flabba’ Holt (Musician)
6 Ernie Smith (Male Artiste)
7 Millie Small (Female Artiste)
8 The Gaylads (Duo/Group)
9 Inner Circle (Band)
10 David Rodigan (Media)
11 Sting/Supreme Promotions (Promoter)
12 B. B. Seaton (Songwriter)
13 Cleve Laing (Stitchie) and Tyrone Thompson (Papa San) (Gospel Artiste).
STRAIGHT TO THE POINT radio show, Sunday 1 February 2015, 8pm – 10pm, will hear views from various persons.
- Lloyd Coxsone, the owner and operator of Sir Coxsone sound system, record producer and promoter. Lloyd Coxsone (born Lloyd Blackford, c. 1945) is a Jamaican-born sound system operator and record producer, who has been resident in the United Kingdom since 1962. WIKI
- Mandingo the Jamaican journalist, record producer, promoter and sound system and radio deejay.
Interviewer: Sir Kush Genesis
Listen to sfdcradio.com Sunday 1 February 2015 from 8pm to 10pm.
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