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JaRIA Honour Awards 2015

JaRIA Honour Awards 2015

JaRIA Honour Awards 2015

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King Jammy, Niney The Observer, BB Seaton, Iba MaHr, Notis, Jesse Royal, Jah Bouks, Ras Michael, Kabaka Pyramid and more.

Reggae Month came to a fitting close on Saturday, February 28th with the staging of the JaRIA 2015 Awards.  At the event, which was held at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston, JaRIA recognized twenty one (21) persons for their contribution to the music industry. This included Vincent and Pat Chin for VP Records' contribution to the music industry and Harris Seaton for his contributions as a songwriter. Several musicians such as Ronnie & Michael McDonald, Fil Callender, Mikey Chung, artistes such as Jah Bouks, Ras Michael, Kabaka Pyramid and media personnel turned out to show their support to the event. 

Tributes through performances were also given to Hopeton Lewis and John Holt who both passed away last year. Among those who performed on the night were Cherine Anderson, Gramps Morgan, Nature and several students of the Edna Manley College of Arts.

- Posthumous Awards - John Holt and Hopeton Lewis.
- The Lifetime Achievement Awards - Vincent and Pat Chin, VP Records
Other awards will be presented to:
- Major Joe Williams – Mentorship
- Lloyd ‘King Jammys’ James and Winston ‘Niney’ Holness – Producer
- Karl Pitterson and Overton ‘Scientist’ Brown - Engineer
- Downbeat The Ruler and Youthman Promotion – Sound System
- Mikey ‘Boo’ Richards and Errol ‘Flabba’ Holt - Musician
- Ernie Smith – Male Artiste
- Millie Small – Female Artiste
- The Gaylads – Duo/Group
- Inner Circle – Band
- David Rodigan - Media
- Harris “BB” Seaton – Songwriter
- Cleve Laing (Stichie) and Tyrone Thompson (Papa San) Gospel Artiste
- Breakthrough Artiste of the Year – Jesse Royal
- Song of the Year – Diamond Sox by Iba MaHr & Notis

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