I Octane scores 9 nominations in Clarendon Music Awards Featured

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The parish of Clarendon is bracing for its first ever awards show dedicated to artistes who hail from that parish. We know what you're thinking. Another awards show? Puhlease. But this awards show has ignited the interest of all Clarendonians who are fiercely loyal to their parish. Deejay I Octane has scored nine nominations in this year's inaugural Clarendon Music Awards on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 5pm. at the Quarry, Bustamante High Way in May Pen, Clarendon.

The music awards show will also recognize legendary reggae artist Derrick Morgan, the first artist to have spots 1-7 on national pop charts simultaneously as the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

This historic and highly anticipated event features award presentations, live performances, a VIP reception and dinner. It is expected to be a star-studded event and the largest event of its kind to recognize and honour Clarendon musicians and its entertainment industry.

The project has been endorsed by members of the political establishment such as Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon Mike Henry as well as Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Olivia 'Babsy' Grange.

Clarendon has produced several musical talents such as the world famous Clarendonions, Millie Small, Barrington Levy, Toots Hibbert, Freddie McGregor, Coco Tea, Liz Mitchell, Denroy Morgan and I Octane to name a few. Along with Mr. Morgan, some of these individuals will be presented this year with special awards for their outstanding career achievements and for their cultural and
social contribution to the parish of Clarendon.

The first Annual Clarendon Music Awards is the brainchild of David Anderson of Temperature’s
Entertainment Limited.

This organisation is known for the ultra successful show, “The High School Link-Up Showcase” that links
past students from all high schools in Jamaica.

"This event will feature the biggest names in the
entertainment industry as well as emerging local talent from in and around Clarendon. The Clarendon
Music Awards will provide an avenue for good clean fun and create an opportunity to bring friends and
family together while allowing for stress relief," Mr. Anderson, who is also the chairman of the event, said.

"Derrick Morgan remains a true ambassador for Clarendon as well as artistes such as Glen Washington, Carlene Davis, Everton
Blender, and The Clarendonions Fitzroy "Ernest" Wilson. There will be many other surprise guest artistes at the event as well."

This event will also create short and long term employment for community members and create new revenue for small businesses in Clarendon. The Clarendon Music awards are about socio- economic and cultural development of our community.

"It is important therefore, that part of the proceeds from the event be donated to the Clarendon Street People Association-CLASP
and the Pediatric Ward at the May Pen Hospital, in Clarendon, ” Mr. Anderson said.

The event will be hosted by Radio and TV personalities Lady D and Sasha Bling, topping off the night will be a fantastic musical concert featuring performances from Professor Nuts, Merciless, Anthony Cruz, Assailant, Silver Kat, Kashu-Man, Singer Jah and many others local artists.


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