Native American Music Awards


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Native American Music Awards (Nammys)

October 4
Begun in 1998, the Native American Music Awards (nicknamed the Nammys ) honor the best musicians and composers in the Native American and aboriginal music fields. Sponsored by the Native American Music Association, the Nammys promote Native American music by bringing it to the attention of a national audience.
The Nammys honor some 30 categories of music, ranging from Artist of the Year and Best Female Artist to Flutist of the Year and Best Pow Wow Recording. Some of the categories are specific to traditional Native American music. Other categories are more general, covering Native American artists who perform rock, jazz, or New Age music. Some 200 recordings are typically evaluated for the awards. The awards show, which takes place at a casino, has been broadcast on satellite television.
The Native American Music Association also maintains the world's largest archive of Native American music, containing 7,000 recordings. It promotes the hiring and training of Native Americans in the music and performance industries and presents musical concerts throughout the United States.
CONTACTS:
Native American Music Association
511 Avenue of the Americas, # 371
New York, NY 10011
212-228-8300; fax: 646-688-6883
www.nativeamericanmusicawards.com/index.cfm
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