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L.I.O.N. Association, founded in 2001 by my self, Desmond David ( aka ) "Rocko" on the island of St.Martin/St.Maarten, began as a basketball team in 2001 and in 2003 was established as an association that would grow to incorporate music with sports.
Recognizing the need of our young people in our community to express their talents and creativity, we decided to fill that need by combining our resources to fund events that would create the outlets necessary for them to live out their dreams. Our mission is to give the talented youths of St.Martin/St.Maarten the chance to showcase their skills in basketball and music and also to give the people of the island meaningful antertainment.
The STM Music Awards started on Saturday 9th December 2006 and was presented by VR Productions. The Ceremony was held at the Salle Omni Sporthall with a night of tributes and Awards to our Stars, Awarding was Best Reggae Artist, Best soul Artist, Best Rap Artist, Best Dancehall Artist, Best R&B Artist, Best Band of the year, Best Calypso Artist, Best DJ of the year, Listeners Choice Award, Artist of the year Award and more some of the past Artists was also awarded .
The STM Music Awards is one of the biggest awards giving Ceremony on Saint-Martin/Saint-Maarten which take's place in December is one moment were generations of Musician, Dancers, Mordlers and Cultures comes together while our artisrs and musicians carried the weights of our music and culture on their shoulders. Our artist belive by confronting our problems they are much closer to solving them. In their lyrics you hear about the pain we all face: from the thugz crying to the trials of teenage motherhood to the days some look forward to spending once they are release from jail to the limitations society may try to place on them in it's attempt to hold them back from what they themself know they can accomplish. Our artists understood the power of words, whether through Rap or Gospel Music that made them musical Icons. Now , bringing together our music and cultures all on one stage, we call this moment, ( THE STM MUSIC AWARDS ).
PRESIDENTE BEER IS ONE OF THE MAJOR SPONSOR OF THE SXM MUSIC AWARDS, PRESIDENTE HAVE WORK WITH L.I.O.N FOR THE PAST 7 YEARS BY TAKING CARE OF ALL THE POSTERS, FLYERS, BANNERS, TICKETS AND PASSES ALL OF THIS ARE PAID FOR BY PRESIDENTE BEER.
95.9 FM SOS RADIO IS ONE OF THE MAJOR SPONSOR OF THE SXM MUSIC AWARDS, SOS 95.9 FM HAS HELP WITH THE LOCAL WEDNESDAYS AND THE LOCAL MUSIC COUNTDOWN EVERY WEDNESDAYS. SOS HAS BEEN PROMOTEING THE SXM MUSIC AWARDS AS ONE OF THE MAIN SPONSOR.