The 5th annual Afro-Caribbean Arts Awards 2010 (des Trophées des Arts Afro-Caribéens) will be held at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris France on November 8 2010. The ceremony is a tribute to the famous poet, author and politician Aimé Césaire.
The Arts Awards ceremony rewards the best artists and personalities of Francophone Caribbean, Africa and the Indian Ocean. The artists are nominated in categories music, literature and cinema.
According to the blog FMX, this 5th edition runs along side the fiftieth anniversary of African independence. Also in this edition, a connection will be made between the United States, Africa, the Caribbean and France.
The award ceremony is inspired by the BET Awards in US and the MOBO Awards in the UK.
The ceremony will be broadcasted on TV on France 2 and France Ô.
Some of the nominees in the category music are:
Artist of the year
Kolo Barst - Martinique
Kaf Malabar - Reunion
Salif Keita - Mali
Ben Oncle Soul - France
Revelation Artist of the year
Milk Coffee & Sugar - Cameroun, Rwanda and France
Arielle T - Gabon
Yaelle Trulès - Reunion
Kim - Martinique
For more information and for a complete list of the nominees and categories see the website of the Trophées des Arts Afro-Caribéens at www.lestaac.com