Nominees to be selected by the public and a Voters Advisory Board. Vote online for your favorite nominees at Sofloawards.com
January 21, 2011 (Newswire.com) - One of the most anticipated moments of the South Florida Dancehall & Reggae Music Awards has begun today. Nominees will be determined by the public and the newly added, Industry Categories, will incorporate the Voter's Advisory Board that's made up of creditable members of the Dancehall and Reggae Music Industry, as well as the Public. Nominees will be chosen based on their performances from January 1 - December 31, 2010. From each category the five highest ranked nominees will be announced in February 2011 during the nomination press party (T/B/A).
This year the SoFlo Dancehall & Reggae Music Awards invited numerous industry professional to sit on the Voters Advisory Board, and place their nomination for the Industry Categories. Their knowledge will help determine who was actually the best and appealed to the masses in 2010. Each individual on the Board has or is currently shaping the music industry in their own respected field, and their experience and insight will assist with determining what artists in the industry are on top of their game.
Current Board Members:
Lanceo, Kulcha Shok (Music Disc Jockey)
Johann Dawes, Managing Director (Hype TV- Jamaica)
Jon FX, Super Music Producer
Johnny Wonder, Executive Vice President of 21st-Hapilos Digital Distribution & Hapilos INTl
Don Corleonie, Super Music Producer
Colin Forbes, Class Act Productions
Murray Elias, Reggae Industry A&R
***More to be added soon.
When asked about the event, So Flo Awards Founder, Ann Marsh said, "The Music Awards will recognize some of Dancehall & Reggae's most talented artist, performers and entrepreneurs from the mainstream industry down to the local acts." Marsh, who created the award show in 2008, said her mission is to bring positivity to Dancehall & Reggae Music by recognizing such artists who are often overlooked. Last year, an estimate of 14,000 votes were casted and the awards show's administrative board is expecting that number to triple.
Beginning today until February 4, 2011, fans will be able to vote in 46 categories including:
-Best Culture Artist
-Best R&B Reggae Song
-Album of the Year
-Best Producer of the Year
-Best International Artist of the Year
For a complete list of categories and to nominate, visit: http://www.sofloawards.com
The 3rd annual Soflo Dancehall and Reggae Music Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Theater located at 1770 Monroe Street Hollywood, FL. The Red Carpet Special starts at 6pm followed by the main show at 7pm.
Members of the press MUST request Press/Media credentials no later than March 4, 2011. Pick-up details will be emailed upon approval.
Please Apply Here for your Press Credentials
About the SoFlo Dancehall & Reggae Music Awards
Now in its 3rd year, the South Florida (Soflo) Dancehall and Reggae Music Awards acknowledges and honors the accomplishments and contributions of entertainers and entrepreneurs of the Reggae and Dancehall industry. Created in 2008, the Soflo Music Awards was a brain child of a non-profit organization, Single Mothers of America, which is administered by individuals of Caribbean decent. SMOA wanted to find a way to get their messages across and include the Caribbean community, it was then the award show was established. Visit http://www.sofloawards.com
About Single Mothers of America
Single Mothers of America is a crisis 501©3 non profit organization implemented to financially aid households lead by single mothers. The organizations are aware and hear the cry, not the complaints of fathers absent in millions of American households. Awareness of the shortage of limited allocated funds from local government agencies allows an avenue for an organization that cares to provide an optional avenue of financial assistance to single mothers. Due to the enormous and continuous growth of families without fathers an optional crisis outlet was created to help aid this particular group of women. Financial assistance will be provided for some of life essentials such as:
-Housing (Rental & Mortgage)
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