Tuesday, September 30, 2008

10th Annual Native American Music Awards to Be Broadcast Live on the Internet



New York - The 10th Annual Native American Music Awards (N.A.M.A.) will be featured in a free live internet broadcast via Single Feather Media, LLC on Saturday, October 4, 2008.

The three hour Native American Music Awards will proudly commemorate its tenth anniversary with a special celebration that includes over 30 Awards categories from every genre of music as well as Hall of Fame inductions and high energy performances by nationally renowned band members from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Taste of Honey, Redone & Village People. For the past decade, N.A.M.A. has been nominating and awarding prominent national music figures of Native American heritage at its annual Awards ceremony, a highly celebratory and critically acclaimed event.

Single Feather Media, a wholly owned Native American video and multimedia company is proud to broadcast the 10th Annual Native American Music Awards, live via the internet. Michael "Kickingbear" Johnson, President and CEO of Single Feather Media, is a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, who were the hosts of the inaugural Native American Music Awards, or "NAMMYS" at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut in 1998. Mr. Johnson Stated "It is my distinct honor to help showcase some of the very best talent from Indian country. Good luck to all the nominees for this year's award show!"

The broadcast can be viewed on Saturday, October 4th by visiting WWW.NATIVEAMERICANMUSICAWARDS.COM

This coming November, two Native American Music Awards broadcast specials will be nationally televised on MHZ Networks Worldwide. An edited version of the 10th Annual Awards show will also be broadcast later this year on MHZ Networks, "a network for globally-minded people."

The first special entitled, "Best of the NAMMYS," is a one hour program featuring performances from Awards shows held from 1999 to 2003 and will air in November. "Best of the Nammys" features over one dozen music performances recorded from the Second to the Fifth Annual Awards shows. Featured performers include; Crystal Gayle (Cherokee), Bill Miller (Stockbridge Munsee), Thunderbird Sisters (Shinnecock), Bird Singers (Viejas Band of Kumeyaay), Pamyua (Yup 'ik), Howard Lyons (Onondaga) Felipe Rose of the Village People (Lakota/Taino) and more.

The second program is a two hour edited version of the Ninth Annual Native American Music Awards which will also be broadcast on the MHZ Networks. Taped live at the Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino, this Awards program features performances by such award-winning artists as; Brule' & AIRO, CornBred, Digging Roots, NightShield, Derek Miller, the Iroquois Dancers, Joanne Shenandoah and more.

The airing of both programs help commemorate the month of November as National Native American Heritage Month proclaimed by the President of the United States of America.

MHZ Worldwide is an independent, noncommercial television network delivering international, educational and arts programming to an estimated 18 million households nationwide. Owned by the Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation, the network consists of independent public television stations, cable and satellite television channels across the country. See affiliate list below or visit www.mhznetworks.org.

MHZ Affiliates:

WNVC Washington, DC Broadcast Channel 56 (analog), 30-1 (digital broadcast) 2,241,610 DMA HHS Cable various 1,587,840 Cable

WEIU Charleston, IL Broadcast Channel 50-2 (digital broadcast) 382,460 DMA HHS Cable 50 256,810 Cable HHS

KCSM San Francisco,CA Broadcast Channel 43-2 (digital broadcast) 2,359,870 DMA HHS Cable various 1,785,510 Cable HHS

WYCC Chicago,IL Broadcast Channel 21-2 (digital broadcast) 3,417,330 DMA HHS Cable various 2,382,760 Cable HHS

KBTC Tacoma/Seattle, WA Broadcast Channel tba 1,690,640 DMA HHS

LSR Access Colorado Springs,CO Cable: Channel 15 Adelphia 90,000 Cable HHS

MPS Cable Minneapolis, MN Cable: Channel 76 Time Warner 80,000 Cable HHS

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