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Romain Virgo named artiste of the Year by JaRIA

Romain Virgo named artiste of the Year by JaRIA - Romain Virgo named artiste of the Year by JaRIA (Jamaica Reggae Industry Association).

He is among a list of entertainers who will be recognised at JARIA's annual awards show to be held at Emancipation Park on February 25, 2011.

Reggae song writer of the year will go to Bob Andy and Mavado and Laza Morgan's One By One is reggae song of the year for 2011.

Honour awards will go to Copeland Forbes (lifetime achievement).

Peter Tosh and Gregory Isaacs will receive posthumous awards; while Jack Ruby Hi Fi and Tom 'The Great' Sebastian will receive the sound system award.

Other awardees are sound engineers Errol Thompson and Phillip Smart; producers Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd and Arthur 'Duke' Reid; musicians Ernie Ranglin and Jackie Mittoo, artistes Toots Hibbert and Marcia Griffiths, ska band The Skatellites, and the group Culture.

The late radio announcer Neville Willoughby and promoters of Reggae Sunsplash Syngery will also be recognised for their contribution to the local music industry.

Commemorative Award has been designed and will be presented to the Jamaica Federation of Musicians and Affiliated Artistes



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