“Native America is a culture and a people deeply stemmed and intertwined in music since the onset of their existence,” states the National Association of Native American Music webpage. “We have a song for every aspect of life; ceremonials, sports and dance to courting, birth and death. We have survived incredible oppression and challenges. Today, we celebrate our survival through music and dance."
Our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Eddie Van Halen who was one of rock’s most influential guitarists and founder of one of the most popular rock acts of all time. Eddie Van Halen was born on January 26, 1955, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Edward Lodewijk (pronounced “Load-ah-vike”) van Halen was the son of Jan van Halen and Eugenia van Halen (née van Beers). Jan was a Dutch clarinetist, saxophonist, and pianist, and Eugenia was an Indo (Eurasian) from Rangkasbitung on the island of Java in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia).
COVID 19 UPDATE: 20th ANNUAL AWARDS SHOW CANCELLED FOR NOVEMBER 2020
These are great times of challenge and change. As almost all entertainment events have been cancelled or postponed for the remainder of 2020, the same applies to us. Given the amount of time, preparation, travel and pre-production work that is required to present our annual awards program, coupled by our industry's uncertainty, we unfortunately must cancel our 20th Annual Awards Show which was originally planned for November 2020.
We look forward to remaining the world's leading resource for contemporary and traditional Native American music initiatives by promoting and sharing your creative contributions with a global audience. Thank you to all our music makers and tradition keepers.
Stay healthy and safe!
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