Dominican music pioneer, Gordon Henderson, will be receiving a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Caribbean Music Awards to be held in Paris, France on October 8, 2016.
The event is in its 10th year and this year it is being presented in a new format with one category, “The Lifetime Achievement Award” which will be given to a number of different artistes and genres from various countries in the Caribbean.
In past years, artistes were awarded for their musical works over the previous year in varied categories such as best album, best single and a series of other bests.
Henderson has expressed delight in receiving the award.
“It’s always a tremendous encouragement to be awarded for one’s achievements,” he told DNO. “I wish to thank all those who assisted along the way. The journey has never been solo”.
The Caribbean Music Awards is the brainchild of the P2M Association presided over by Mitch Zeline, a radio personality from Martinique and a frequent attendee of Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival. The association also operates an Internet radio (P2M radio) which promotes all forms of Caribbean music.
The award will be given in the form of a trophy called the “Dynamitch” named partly after the founder and President of P2M.
Henderson is also billed for another distinction in New Jersey, USA on September 24, 2016.
Other artistes to receive the award are:
-Jacques De Kera,
See Part I of a recent concert of Exile One/Gordon Henderson at the Terre de Blues festival on YouTube below.