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Web resources on native American topics have been classified in the following categories
Music resources includes musicians, past and present who perform traditional, tradition influenced, and non traditional music, sources of recordings, instrument makers and vendors, and instruction.
The music of Indian cultures is varied. Tradtional instruments include a range of flutes/woodwinds, drums, other percussion/rhythm instruments, and some stringed instruments. Native American musicians have not limited themselves to traditional instruments but are accomplished in the full range of concert and popular instruments.
Extensive assortment of recordings of Native American music, classified by the region/tribe of the artists. Also a major supplier of American Indian religious herbs, craft supplies and books.
A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala was selected artist of the year at the 2011 native American Music Awards.http://blackthunder.vpweb.com/
I was intrigued by the clip I heard of the Black Thunder Singers on the 2011 Native American Music Awards page and found their site. A Northern Traditional drum located in New England - they won the NAMMY for best Pow Wow recording.
Mohawk singer won debut artist of the year in the 2011 NAMA. Her myspace offers some music samples but I had trouble getting them to play.
Blues band composed of four brothers who grew up in the Nakota Nation in South Dakota.
Repeat winner of the Canadian Aboriginal Music Award, Saskatchewan native Anrea Menard sings jazz and folk and is a screen and stage actress as well.
A country music artist, CC Murdock won the 2011 NAMMY for best country song "Native Heart."
Premier Native American flute player, provides information collaborative works and a schedule of upcoming concerts and appearances of this Navajo-Ute artist.
Members of the Native American Music Association hall of fame, the Montreal, Quebec based Navajo Codetalkers have a myspace site which offers sample tracks.
Based in the Hudson Valley, these singers and drummers preserve songs of the Algonquin. They also host an annual Pow Wow named for a Wappinger chief.
2004 interview in Indian Country today gives a background of this group famous for pow wow performances. The Grammy nominated group has also appeared in numerous documentaries.
Native American (Shawnee/Choctaw/Blackfeet) singer/songwriter performs mainly in the R&B category and has received widespread accolades, including an Independent Music Award for her inventive music.
Native American (Northern Ute/Laguna Pueblo) plays the traditional flute in several styles, unaccompanied in traditional melodies and styles and in fusion settings. His production company, Two Shields also offers various pow wow and performance services.
Native American (Pueblo/Tewa) flute player and guitarist. On his site, he offers his recordings, his schedule of upcoming public performances, a biography, and information on booking a performance.
This award winning Native American (Cree) singer and song writer is famous in the anti-war movement for her song, Universal Soldier and won an Academy Award in 1982 for Up Where We Belong. Her site includes a biography, discography and photos. The photo shown here was taken when she performed Universal Soldier for a Veterans for Peace march in Washington DC, March 19, 2008.
Part of the Canadian Aboriginal Festival, the awards showcase the most recent year's best aboriginal recordings and artists. Past winners and finalists, current year nominations, and details of how the awards are determined are shared.
2011 was the 13th annual Native American Music Awards. The event was held at the Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino In Niagara Falls.
Although flute maker Ken Light is not an American Indian, he lives and works on the Flathead reservation. He handcrafts flutes in traditional styles, offers tips on care and playing, and provides instruction.
Flute artisan Running Deer has a Seneca and Tsalagi heritage. He lives and works in the northern Shenandoah valley and makes red cedar flutes by hand. Offers new and previously owned flutes and recorded music.
Home based online store selling Native American flutes and whistles. Includes audio clips of the various types of instruments offered.
Annual, one week workshop/seminar held near Missoula, Montana is led by R. Carlos Nakai and Ken Light.
Membership organization organizes events, publicizes flute circles and instructors and works to preserve and increase the appreciation of the music of the American flute.
Since 1951 Canyon Records has specialized in the production and distribution of traditional and contemporary Native American music. The websites includes new releases, upcoming concert dates, a CD and cassette catalog, music samples, ordering information, biographical and company background information. Phoenix, Arizona.