Richie Innocent Makes Strong Impression at IRAWMA

(L-R) Richie Innocent back stage with Lieutenant Stichie who won the Life Achievement award at the IRWAMA_chicago Music Awards

Dub Poet Richie Innocent is moving full speed ahead with his career.

The easy-going entertainer who was nominated in the category for the Best Spoken Word/Dub Poet in the recently held International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) is in high spirits although he did not win the award.

He was in sparkling form when he performed at the awards show which was held in conjunction with Chicago Music Awards on Sunday at the Logan Center for The Arts in Hyde Park, Chicago.

Richie Innocent earned a rousing round applause from the audience for a riveting delivery of his poem titled That Monster, which addresses the terrible crime problem that’s currently plaguing Jamaica.

“I had a wonderful time at the Chicago Music Wards/IRAWMA Awards. It was my first time performing at an international event of that magnitude; it was an awesome experience,” he said.

Richie Innocent is currently getting ready to release a new poem titled I am Special.

The poem which is slated to be released on iTunes in April, is the lead track from his upcoming spoken word EP which will be released later this year.

“I’m so excited about this poem it’s the title track for my EP. I can’t wait to see how the public will responds to it,” said the poet.

He is also booked to perform at a number of upcoming events including the 8th annual Dis Poem Words and Agricultural Festival which is scheduled to take place on the 29th of April at the Neville Antonio Park, in Portland.

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