Thursday, March 11, 2010

Third World Still Going STRONG!

New York, New York - March 11th: On March 2nd, 2010 Third World was nominated for an International Reggae and World Music Award (IRAWMA) in the category for Most Outstanding ShowBand/Group. This is IRAWMA's 29th staging and is produced yearly by Martin's International & Associates. "The primary objective of Martin's International & Associates is to promote reggae and world beat music as an art form and, each year, honor entertainers and others associated with world music for their contributions to the industry and to humanity internationally. IRAWMA is a vehicle of expression for the voiceless peoples of the world. More than 20 million fans viewed the 26th, 27th, and 28th IRAWMA on television."

When asked about the nomination, band member Richard "Rugs" Daley responded, "To respond by saying we are enthused would be an understatement. We have been so well received since announcing our 35th Anniversary Celebration tour and now this. It is just such an honor to be recognized. It makes doing what we do that much more rewarding." The nomination comes on the heels of the band's 35th Anniversary celebration which commenced with a performance on January 30, 2010 at Turn-Key Productions 14th staging of Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival. The band will celebrate their milestone anniversary with a tour that will take them to Europe, Asia, Africa, Canada, the United States and Caribbean.

In addition, the band will release their upcoming album "Patriot" featuring artists such as Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Dean Frazier, Junior Reid, Marcia Griffith, Tessanne Chin, Michael Rose, Taurus Riley, and Toots.

One of the longest running Reggae band - Third World is an institution that produces and performs music that is cutting edge, positive, progressive and internationally relevant. Formed in 1973, the group has released a total of 22 albums as well as solo projects from Lead Singer Bunny Rugs and Guitarist Cat Coore. This does not include their new unreleased album entitled "Patriots" which will be released in early 2010. They have received numerous awards, including an Award in 2009 from Brooklyn Academy of Music ("BAM"), the 1986 "United Nations Peace Medal," 1992 and 1996 Jamaica Music Industry Awards for Best Show Band and 10 Grammy nominations. Additionally, the group has worked and collaborated with top acts such as the Jackson Five, Bob Marley and The Wailers and Stevie Wonder.

For management and bookings, please contact Victor Lewis of VicRae Inc. by calling 347-216-6885 (USA), 876-582-3970 (Jamaica), Skype: vicraeinc or email For media inquiries, please contact Triple 7 Entertainment LLC by calling 201-981-6960 (USA), 876-475-5841 (Jamaica) or email

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