United Tribes News

UTTC represented in music award nominations
27 April 2006

Home of the Champions
Home of the Champions is nominated for a NAMMY

BISMARCK, ND - BISMARCK (UTN) - United Tribes Technical College is represented in this year's recognition of the country's top Native American music. A compact disc containing music from the college's annual powwow and a CD by a former employee are among the nominations for the eighth annual Native American Music Awards (NAMA).

      Home of the Champions, a double CD containing recordings from drum groups over the past 35 years of the United Tribes International Powwow, was nominated for Best Compilation Recording. The set includes an Enhanced CD with a 13 minute video featuring the powwow and the college.

      Flutist Andrew Vasquez was also nominated in the category Flutist of the Year for his CD Togo.

      Both recordings were made by Makoché Recording, a Bismarck record label dedicated to Native American heritage and tradition. The label received seven nominations for this year's awards, commonly known as the NAMMYs.

Andrew Vasquez
Flutist Andrew Vasquez is nominated for Flutist of the Year

      The other Makoché nominations are: The Makoché Masters, a composite recording featuring artists on the record label, Red Beads by Joseph Fire Crow, and Way of Life by Lakota Thunder as Best Traditional Recording.

      Fire Crow also received a nod for Best Male Artist and Makoché producer David Swenson was nominated for Best Producer.

      The nominations were voted on by NAMA's national advisory membership. Winners will be determined through membership ballots and popular voting open to the public at the NAMA website: www.nammys.com.

      The awards program takes place June 8 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida.


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