martes, 28 de febrero de 2012

Boston most elite awards, jamaican artistes to be honoured

Boston Most Elite Awards, an event geared towards giving recognition to the people in the Boston urban nightlife community, is honouring a number of Jamaican artistes this year.

The event organisers say it will be honouring the artistes because of the respect and influence they have used to help shape and form Jamaican popular music. Up for grabs is a Lifetime Achievement Award and a Contribution to Dancehall and Reggae award.

The nominated artistes for the Lifetime Achievement Award are Pinchers, Sanchez, Half Pint, Bounty Killer, John Holt, Sizzla, Tanya Stephen, and Lady Saw. Mavado, Shaggy, and I-Octane also make the list. The list of those vying for the Contribution to Dancehall award are, Tifa, Popcaan and Khago.

The organisers, in a press release, went on to explain that the awardees were selected because of their dedication, enthusiasm, and influence in the music industry.

"They have stayed true to their origins throughout the years and laid the foundation for many of the younger entertainers, and yet still manage to sustain their positions as tremendous entertainers and continue to make great hits that both touch you and make you want to get up and dance," the release said.

The ceremony will be held at Champagne Hall in Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston has a bigger dancehall fan base than many Jamaicans are aware, with almost every nightclub enjoying some levels of popularity because they play dancehall.