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Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota) is an artist and producer from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. After graduating valedictorian at his high school and starting college as a pre-medical student at Creighton University through the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship, he recently graduated from Colombia College Chicago to pursue his dream in music. As a member of the Native American band, Nake Nula Waun, he became the youngest person ever in 2010 to win the Native American Music Award for Best Producer.

Native Sounds - Native Voices has compiled a list of our favorite Arigon Starr tunes.

Some of the songs we picked out have certain nerdy pop culture references we enjoy, while others have strong political messages. We have created a playlist comprising ten of our favorite Arigon Starr songs that you should check out.

Our Top Ten Favorite Arigon Starr Songs;

The last time award winning singer/songwriter Darryl Tonemah came to Lincoln, he stopped by NAPT and sat down with student assistant Ben Kreimer for an exclusive interview about his life as a successful Native Americana musician and Ph.D psychologist. 

Arvel Bird is a mucisian like no other. He is a contemporary violin musician with Native American roots. His songs are instrumental, soothing and have a folk style about them.

Joy Harjo (Mvskoke) is an award winning musician, poet, writer, and playwright.  A saxophone player, Harjo performs solo, as a duo and with her group The Arrow Dynamics band. 

Her performances have taken her around the world.  In 2009 she won the Native American Music Award for Best female Artist of the year for her Album Winding Through the Milky Way.

My House is the Red Earth

The Hopi Nation welcomed reggae with open arms more than 25 years ago. Casper Lomayesva is a product of this connection.Maybe it is because he understands what Jamacians are going through; or maybe it is the drums and bass. Whatever it is, Casper's reggae music addresses Native social injustices.

This month, AIROS.org will feature a podcast interview with Buffy Sainte-Marie. Buffy is an icon with Native media and music. In 1975, Buffy joined the cast of the PBS children's show Sesame Street and appeared on the show for five years.

Buffy's first musical release was in 1964 and since then, she has been recognized for her music and many accomplishments.

Chase Monchamp (Chase Manhattan) is an up and coming star on the Native Hip Hop/Rap music scene. He has dropped his 3rd CD  “The Backside” January 2009 - which includes “For my Natives”, a song dedicated to all Native Peoples.

Jana Mashonee is Lumbee and Tuscarora. She's been singing since high school and it was her choir teacher who encouraged her to enter singing competitions. She also was the lead singer in a local band and was able to sign a record contract. Later She was told that her singing talent could be turned into a professional career.

Bill Miller is a member of the Mohican tribe, he grew up in Wisconsin on the Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation. He started playing guitar as a young boy but didn't see it as a way to become famous.

He actually had dreams of becoming a visual artist. He studied art in College and played locally in Milwaukee. Since then Bill has won prestige awards from the Native American Music Association and three Grammy’s.

Martha Redbone is of the Choctaw and Shawnee Nations. She is also of African descent. When Martha was younger she learned how to play piano and also the guitar from her father.

Robert Mirabal is a Taos Pueblo member. He was born and raised on the Taos Pueblo. He is a two-time Grammy winner, flute maker, composer and painter.

He has dedicated his life to living a traditional lifestyle. That means he lives without electricity, running water and grows his own food. Tobias Grant, production assistant, interviewed Robert Mirabal. Roberts talks about his music, growing up on the Taos Pueblo and cultural aspects of his life. Included in this blog are the top 5 songs from Robert Mirabal.

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