The spotlight will be on Coral Springs Florida, for the 32nd International Reggae and World Music Awards. The event, to be held on the 4th of May 2013, will be hosted by Etana, and reggae legend Freddie McGregor.
In the only category for Soca and Calypso, Alison Hinds, Machel Montano, Kes The Band, Iwer George, Skinny Fabulous, The Yankee Boy and Kerwin Du Bois, are all nominated for the Best Calypso or Soca Entertainer Award.
Soca artist are also nominated in several other categories. Up for the Best Caribbean Entertainer Award are, Alison Hinds, Mashel Montano and Soca veteran Calypso Rose. Nominees for Best Female Vocalist include, Alison Hinds and Patrice Roberts. Calypso Rose has also been nominated for, the Most Consistent Entertainer and the Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Awards.
Nominees for the Best Chutney Entertainer Award are; Druepatee Ramgoonai, Kenneth Super-sad, Kris Per-sad, Rikki Jai, Raymond Ramnarine & Dil-E-Nadan.
Voting is still open, and can be cast on the IRAWMA website.