National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs)

National Indigenous Music Awards

The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) are recognised as one of Australia’s most prominent Indigenous music awards and they have been celebrating Australian music for 12 years. National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) » »

Native American Music Awards & Association (NAMA or NAMMYs)

Native American Music Awards (NAMMY or NAMA)

The Native American Music Awards & Association (NAMA or NAMMYs) celebrates the rich cultural heritage of our nation’s first people and promotes cultural preservation and renewal on a national level through new music initiatives. Native American Music Awards & Association (NAMA or NAMMYs) » »

The Grammy Award

grammy awards

The Grammy Awards are a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.

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The Sioux Drum

Pow Wow drums

The drum is not just a musical instrument. To the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people, it holds great cultural and symbolic power. They believe the drum has a life of its own, as well as its own powerful spirit. The drum is the heartbeat of the Indian Nation. It carries the heartbeat of Mother Earth and calls the spirits and nations together.

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Ojibwe artist Annie Humphrey

Native American musician, Annie Humphrey Jimenez

Ojibwe artist Annie Humphrey is a mother, singer, songwriter and visual artist who was born and raised on the Leech Lake Reservation in Northern Minnesota. Her first national recording, The Heron Smiled, won her national recognition as Female Artist of the Year and Best Folk Recording at the 2000 Native American Music Awards.

In 2004, her second recording, Edge of America was released. The title track from this recording was later featured on Chris Eyre’s film Edge of America.  Her latest album, Uncombed Hair, has won her a nomination for the 2016 NAMMY’s Artist of the Year. Ojibwe artist Annie Humphrey » »

The Rough Guide: Native American Music

This CD is a great sampling of Native American music from across North America, and includes both contemporary and traditional songs. With a  wide range of artists, Nations and generes included, this is a great sampling of Native American music styles, whether you already enjoy Native music or have never heard it before. The Rough Guide: Native American Music » »