Clarendon, Jamaica – January 17, 2011 – The Clarendon Music Awards will 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 on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 5pm. at the Quarry, Bustamante High Way May Pen, Clarendon. Hosted by Radio and TV personalities Lady D and Sasha Bling, this historic and highly anticipated event features award presentations live performances, a VIP reception and dinner will be a star-studded event and the largest event of its kind to recognize and honour Clarendon musicians and its entertainment industry.
Derrick Morgan a true ambassador for Clarendon as well as Glen Washington, Carlene Davis, Everton Blender, The Clarendonions Fitzroy “Ernest” Wilson and many other surprise guest artists will be on hand for the event. Clarendon has produced over years countless musical talents such as 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 achievement and for their cultural and social contribution to the parish of Clarendon.
The First Annual Clarendon Music Awards Chairman & Founder, David Anderson of Temperature’s Entertainment Limited whose successful Trademark show, “The High School Link-Up Showcase” that links past students from all high schools in Jamaica, said ” this event will features the biggest names in the entertainment industry as well as emerging local talent from in and around Clarendon. The Clarendon Music Awards will provides an avenue for good clean fun and create an opportunity to bring friends and family together while allowing for stress relief. 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. “.
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