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Introducing Indigenous in Music and Arts

Indigenous in Music and Arts (IIMA) began its operations in January 2019.  It all started with our Indigenous in Music with Larry K radio program and the Sarasota Manatee Business Alliance.

IIMA offers the indigenous musician and artist entrepreneur an opportunity to market their product using our Sarasota, Florida based gallery, virtual on-line gallery, our national radio program, business expos and meetups.

The Indigenous in Music Radio Show was developed to support indigenous musicians. After we did our research, we discovered that our indigenous musicians were not getting the exposure needed to get into the mainstream music scene.  Host Larry Knudsen, from the Ho–Chunk Nation started the Indigenous in Music Radio Show.   We are heard daily on our flagship station Native Voice One (NV1) the Native American Radio Network and on over 45 stations around the US.  The show is distributed by Native Voice One, Pacifica Audioport and Public Radio Exchange (PRX).

In 2019, Larry decided it was time to take Indigenous in Music to the next level.  Sarasota County is enriched by its Arts & Culture offerings. Known as Florida’s Cultural Coast, it’s where you can enjoy museums, art galleries and performing art venues all around town.  There are currently 38 non-native galleries in Sarasota alone.  The economy is booming at this time it is the perfect time to begin our plans on opening our own Indigenous “Two Buffalo Studios” right here, close to downtown Sarasota selling Indigenous/Native/Aboriginal/Mexican artwork serving locals and visitors.

The Sarasota Manatee Business will actively engage and collaborate with local, public, private, regional, national and international interests to advance business development and opportunities on befall of the citizens of Sarasota and Manatee Counties. 

PROGRAMS
Indigenous in Music with Larry K
new original music, weekly interviews heard twice daily Native Voice Once (NV1.org) and on 50 stations in the USA, visit us on our music page to hear our past show, and learn how your can support us.
Sarasota Manatee Business Alliance
The Alliance is committed to sustaining and enhancing the region’s economic opportunity, growth and prosperity.
Indigenous in Music Live Concert Series
one concert in 2020 in Sarasota, Florida featuring American Indian/Aboriginal/Mexican bands

PRODUCTS
Radio, website and event sponsorships available

a variety of options to choose from, visit our website for sponsorship details
On-line Virtual Gallery
showcasing traditional and contemporary indigenous art, we have artwork available for retail.  
Indigenous in Music Shirt Shack
our Shirt Shack is sponsored by our featured Artist who support our mission
Memberships
a variety of levels to choose from
Ambassadors
featuring our subscribed supporters who will help us promote and raise monies for the IIMA’s programs.
Donations
a variety of options, donate by Paypal, check, you can even donate a car from any state
Volunteer
a variety of opportunities available, contact Larry for currently openings 

FUTURE PROGRAMS/GOALS
Two Buffalo Studios (Our future home to our)
Offices, Art Gallery and Indigenous in Music radio show

FUNDRAISING
Sarasota Local Reunion 1st Annual Fundraiser at the Hob Nob Drive In Restaurant
featuring, food, music, beer and fun for the whole family, part of the proceeds will go to the Indigenous in Music and Arts.
Bradenton Local Reunion 1st Annual Fundraiser (Location TBD)
featuring, food, music, beer and fun for the whole family, part of the proceeds will go to the IIMA’s.

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