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NATIVE ARTIST OPPORTUNITY FUND

OVERVIEW Part of WAA’s Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP) program, the Native Artist Opportunity Fund is a financial assistance award program to aid US-based Indigenous performing artists with short-term needs related to the promotion, development and sharing of their work or practice. Opportunity Fund grants are not intended to support travel costs associated with a tour […]

COUNTRY SINGER/SONGWRITER SHANE YELLOWBIRD GONE AT 42

  COUNTRY SINGER/SONGWRITER SHANE YELLOWBIRD GONE AT 42 Award winning Country Singer/Songwriter, Shane Yellowbird, has died at the young age of 42. He was a two-time Native American music award winner for Best Country Recording. In 2011, he won for his debut recording, “Life Is Calling My Name” and in 2012, he won  for his […]

NATIVE ARTIST OPPORTUNITY FUND

NATIVE ARTIST OPPORTUNITY FUND AIP Native Artist Opportunity Fund 2022Ends on February 28, 2022 New funding opportunity for US-based #Indigenous #performing #artists: the Advancing Indigenous Performance at WAA program has launched the Native Artist Opportunity Fund — a new financial assistance award program to aid US-based Indigenous performing artists with short-term needs related to the […]

Indigenous in Music with Larry K – Joy Harjo in our Spotlight Interview (Jazz, Fusion, Poetry)

  Welcome to Indigenous in Music with Larry K, this week Larry welcomes into our spotlight from the Tulsa, Oklahoma. Joy Harjo. Singer, performer and poet.  She has just released her newest album “I Pray for my Enemies.” Joy is featured in our latest issue of SAY Magazine, read out all about her and hear […]

Indigenous musician a connecting force in music scene – OBITUARY

ALAN SMALL ON Monday, Jeremy Koz was singing with Vince Fontaine, his cousin, friend and bandmate with roots-rock group Indian City, making a video for their friend Jacquie Black. They played Star People for Black, whom they knew as manager of the Indigenous Music Awards, and sent the video to Black’s niece to play at […]

Music, art, and dance are the weapons. Answer the war cry for positive change.

Hi , I’m inviting my closest fans to check out my latest project, ‘War Club‘ – a visual performance of my critically acclaimed, chart-topping album ‘War Club’, launching on CBC Gem January 21st!  This project is a forty-minute celebration of music, dance and culture through film that brings a message of protest and power.  Filmed at the Ska-Nah-Doht Village & Lower Thames Conservation […]

Indigenous in Music with Larry K – Isaac Murdoch and Matt Epp in our Spotlight Interview (Indigenous Folk)

Welcome to Indigenous in Music with Larry K, this week we welcome from Ontario, Canada, Isaac Murdoch and Matt Epp.  They have just released their new album entitled “You were Chosen to Be Here” a mix of Indigenous folk, tune in and find out all about them and hear tunes from their first collaboration album.  […]

Indigenous in Music with Larry K – Michael Paul in our Spotlight Interview (Folk, Rock)

  Welcome to Indigenous in Music with Larry K, this week Larry welcomes back from Pointe-Bleue, Quebec Mr. Michael Paul. He has been staying busy and has just released his 3rd album, entitled “Ashuap mushauan” a mix of rich folk, rock and traditional tones. Tune in to hear about his new album and find out […]

THE MOST HONORED AND CELEBRATED MUSIC MATRIARCH JOANNE SHENANDOAH JOURNEYS ON

Native America’s Musical Matriarch And Peace Maker Dies at Age 63 It is with deep sorrow and profound sadness that the Native American Music Awards & Association (NAMA) share in the outpouring of grief of our beloved friend, Lifetime Achievement honoree, and 14 time Award winner, Joanne Shenandoah, following the announcement of her passing. On […]

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