August 08, 2008

Oklahoma Indian musicians honored

Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame names new inducteesGroups to receive special honors

•Wichita & Affiliated Tribe: The Anadarko-based tribe will be inducted in the American Indian Tribal Music Traditions category. The tribe's singers are some of the earliest recording artists in the state's musical history, with recordings of Wichita music made as early as 1902.

•Cherokee National Youth Choir: The choir performs traditional songs in the Cherokee language. It will receive the Governor's Award, which has been given only twice before. The award is for accomplishments in Oklahoma music. Founded in 2000, the Tahlequah-based choir has recorded six CDs with the goal of increasing awareness of Cherokee culture.

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