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18th Annual Awards

NAMALVIE 18 Photo Gallery

 AND THE WINNERS ARE...

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Annie Humphrey

The Beast and The Garden

 

DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Calvin Standing Bear

Fly Eagle Fly

 

DEBUT GROUP OF THE YEAR

Dreamwalker Suite

People of the Star Orchestra

 

BEST FEMALE ARTIST

Kelly Derrickson

I Am

 

FLUTIST OF THE YEAR

Pine Ridge Flute Society

Waziahanhan Siyotanka Okolakiciye

 

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Twin Flames

Signal Fire

 

BEST MALE ARTIST

Randy Wood

Family

 

BEST AMERICANA RECORDING

Cluster Stars

Sandra Sutter

 

BEST BLUES RECORDING

Blues Loving Man

Tracy Lee Nelson

 

BEST COUNTRY RECORDING

Never Let Me Go

Desja Eagle Tail

 

BEST FOLK RECORDING

Signal Fire

Twin Flames

 

BEST NATIVE AMERICAN CHURCH RECORDING

Songs of the Native American Church from Oklahoma Vol 5

Oliver Littlecook, O.J. Littlecook, Kyle Robedeaux

 

BEST HISTORICAL LINGUISTIC RECORDING

Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa

Jeremy Dutcher

 

BEST SPOKEN WORD RECORDING

Fires of Thunder

Thana Redhawk

 

BEST INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING

    Rushingwind

    Steven Rushingwind

 

BEST POP RECORDING

Safe in the Arms of Time

Rita Coolidge

 

BEST POW WOW RECORDING

The Journey

Stoney Park

 

BEST RAP HIP HOP RECORDING

Brave Star

Artson

 

BEST ROCK RECORDING

Something Inside Is Broken

Native American Rock Opera

Various Artists

 

BEST TRADITIONAL RECORDING

Sweat Lodge Songs

Craig Elkshoulder

 

BEST WAILA RECORDING

All For You

O’odham Nights

 

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Don’t Let The Drums Go Silent

Saginaw Grant

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Women and Water

Paco Fralick and Michael Bucher

 

BEST SINGLE RECORDING

Left Right Left

Mickie James

 

BEST DANCE SONG

Going Back To My Roots

Felipe Rose

 

BEST NEW AGE INSTRUMENTAL SONG

Beginnings

Connor Chee

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO CONCEPT

Sky World

Supaman, Bear Fox, Teio Swathe

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO NARRATIVE

Lakota WIll Live

Terrance. Jade

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO PERFORMANCE

Through the Flood

Indian City

 

NATIVE HEART

Alexander Van Bubenheim

Don't Let The Drums Go Silent

 

BEST NATIONAL RADIO PROGRAM

Pow Wow Radio

Pow Wows.com

 

BEST INDIE ARTIST

P.J. Vegas

Tears

 

COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR

Tonia Jo Hall

HALL OF FAME

JESSE ED DAVIS


 

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 The Native American Music Association, a 501(c(3) was established in 1998 surrounding the debut of the Native American Music Awards in order to promote greater cultural understanding and create opportunities for Native American musicians. The Association is the world's largest and only professional membership-based organization dedicated to showcasing and honoring outstanding music initiatives by Native North Americans and American Indians.

Founded 1998

Celebrating 20 Years

 

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ANNOUNCE FILM DOCUMENTARY OF R. CARLOS NAKAI

R. Carlos Nakai is recognized as a world renowned Native American flutist, recording artist, and one of the premier innovators of contemporary Native American music. He is a five time Native American Music Award winner and a Lifetime Achievement recipient. He has earned 11 Grammy nominations, a Platinum Record, two Gold Records, and over 4.5 million albums sold.

Snapshots Music & Arts Foundation is producing a documentary about R. Carlos Nakai who combines the heart and soul of traditional Native American music with a desire to bring the unique sound of the Native American flute into other genres such as jazz, world, classical, and new age. The featured documentary will share Nakai’s life story and achievements as a key cultural change maker. Building on the work of flutists like Doc Tate Nevaqueya (NAMA HALL OF FAME), Nakai created a new sound in the early 1980s that attracted millions of listeners globally. Through an inspired and iconoclastic creative philosophy expressed in more than 50 recordings, R. Carlos Nakai continues to give new energy to the making, appreciation, and enjoyment of Native American music.

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The Annual Native American Music Awards proudly honors the outstanding  achievements of Native American performers from across the country in over 30 Awards categories. Since our inception in 1998, NAMA continues to foster pride, provide national exposure, and celebrate the gift of music tradition with others around the world. 

It has been our personal and volunteer contributions, not to mention, our determination and dedication, that continually creates this magical evening of pride and musical excellence. None of this would be possible if not for our tireless volunteer staff, our national membership and the support of our donors. To all of you, we thank you. Next year, together, we celebrate 20 amazing years together. 

 
 
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient & Multiple Award Winner, Rita Coolidge, releases her Memoir, " Delta Lady "  


 

JIMMY LEE YOUNG APPEARS IN NEW U2 VIDEO

Two time Native American Music Award Winner, Jimmy Lee Young appears in the new U2 video for the song, "One Tree Hill"!  as the backdrop for U2' s 30th Anniversary Tour of, "Joshua Tree". Jimmy Lee Young' s song Apache is currently being played on Irish national radio, RTE 2 FM, Dublin , Ireland. Watch the Video below.

NAMA Hall of Famer, Link Wray honored with a new documentary and nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary features NAMA Hall of Famer, Link Wray or the late Fred Lincoln “Link” Wray, Jr. and his seminal guitar instrumental “Rumble” along with other Native American Music Awards Honorees:

Link Wray Hall of Fame, inducted at the 8th Annual Awards.
Jimi Hendrix Hall of Fame 1st Inaugural Native American Music Awards;
Robbie Robertson  Lifetime Achievement Award, 1st Inaugural Native American Music Awards,
Taboo Hall of Fame, 16th Annual Native American Music Awards,
Randy Castillo  Lifetime Achievent as part of XIT at 2nd Annual Native American Music Awards;
Jesse Ed Davis dedication by John Trudell in acceptance of Living Legend Award at 1st Inaugural Awards
Buffy Sainte Marie Best Pop Artist, 1st Inagural Native American Music Awards;

 

 Everyone Wins! Congratulations Taboo, Spencer & Doc Battiest, Supaman & the rest of the Magnificent 7. for MTV's BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM   Winner: Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”, 

 

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