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2012 ISMA Winners

The ISMA awards were presented at a gala ceremony during Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee on Saturday, Sept. 8. The awards show was hosted by Joy Harjo, poet and musician, and Keith Meka, anchor at CBS 58.

The ISMA are devoted to the recognition of both established and emerging artists and their outstanding contributions toward indigenous people’s music. In addition, the awards were created to increase awareness of the history and diversity of both traditional and contemporary American Indian culture.

“ISMA winners and the nominees are to be congratulated, since there was keen competition in the awards categories,” said Marie Elioff, Indian Summer Festivals, Inc. board member and coordinator for ISMA.

 

2012 ISMA WINNERS:

Best Blues Song

“Everybody’s Got the Blues”

by Michael Jacobs

 

Best Contemporary Modern Instrumental Song

“Into The Sunset”

by Douglas Blue Feather and Danny Voris

 

Best Country Song

“Right Where I Wanna Be”

by Don Amero

 

Best Folk Song

“House of Sand”

by Michael Jacobs

 

Best Hip Hop Song

“Foolin' Around”

by REZHOGS

 

Best Native American Flute Song

“Cahuilla Sunrise”

by Rushingwind & Mucklow

 

Best Native Spirit Song

“Mystery Eyes”

by Jonny Lipford

 

Best Pop Song

“Supernation”

by Vince Fontaine's Indian City

 

Best Rock Song

“Stand”

by Vince Fontaine's Indian City

 

Best Spiritual Song

“Peace”

by Michael Jacobs

 

Best Traditional Instrumental Song

“Spirit of the Wolf”

by Rushingwind & Mucklow

 

Best Traditional Native American Drum Song

“This Is It”

by Cree Confederation

 

Best Traditional Native American Vocal Song

“Mahpiya To”

by Cheevers ToppahISMA winners will be announced Saturday, September 8, at the annual ISMA Awards Show which will be hosted by Joy Harjo, poet and musician (photo shown left), and also with Keith Meka anchor at CBS58 (photo shown right).

Joy Harjo    Keith Meka

Blues

 

 

Song Title

CD Title

Artist

Living The Blues

Just Living The Blues

Bluedog

Everybody’s Got The Blues

The Art of Peace

Michael Jacobs

 

 

 

Contemporary / Modern Instrumental

 

 

Song Title

CD Title

Artist

What May Come

String Theory

Joseph Strider

Watersong

Supernation

Vince Fontaine's Indian City

Lightning Drum

Waking From the Roots

Coyote Jump

Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue

Gabriel Ayala

Into The Sunset

Earth Songs

Douglas Blue Feather and Danny Voris

 

 

 

Country

 

 

Song Title

CD Title

Artist

Come Home

My Country Song

David St. Germain

Beautiful

My Country Song

David St. Germain

Runaway

Ali Fontaine

Ali Fontaine

Forever Young

Ali Fontaine

Ali Fontaine

Right Where I Wanna Be

The Long Way Home

Don Amero

 

 

 

Folk

 

 

Song Title

CD Title

Artist

House of Sand

The Art of Peace

Michael Jacobs

La Lupa (The She Wolf)

La Lupa (The She Wolf)

Jimmy Lee Young 

The Rain Gonna Come

This is How the Story Goes

Dustin Lee

 

 

 

HipHop

 

 

Song Title

CD Title

Artist

Ijinamowin - Visions

One Nation

Flying Down Thunder and Rise Ashen

Foolin' Around

Saved by the Bell

REZHOGS

Hear My Cry

Hear My Cry

Frank Waln

I Miss You

B. of Dakota South Records

Brandis Knudsen

Games

The Hangover

Nightshield

 

 

 

Native American Flute

 

 

Song Title

CD Title

Artist

Wind Riders

Mirage

Painted Raven

Desert Rain

Mirage

Painted Raven

Summoning the Storm

Earth Songs

Douglas Blue Feather and Danny Voris

Maricopa 1890

Among The Ancients - Warrior Dreams

Rushingwind & Mucklow

Cahuilla Sunrise

Among The Ancients - Warrior Dreams

Rushingwind & Mucklow

 

 

 

Native Spirit (Non-Indian Entrants)

 

 

Song Title

CD Title

Artist

Mystery Eyes

A Breeze @ 72 degrees - Embracing The Winds of Change

Jonny Lipford

Pejig Dodem - One Nation

One Nation

Flying Down Thunder and Rise Ashen

Spirit Woods

Migration of the Soul-A Meditative Journey

Gera

Sekhmet Rising

Migration of the Soul-A Meditative Journey

Gera

Snaky Charmer

Migration of the Soul-A Meditative Journey

Gera

 

 

 

Pop

 

 

Song Title

CD Title

Artist

Missing You

Just Living The Blues

Bluedog

God Bless the Whole World

The Art of Peace

Michael Jacobs

Supernation

Supernation

Vince Fontaine's Indian City

Sunrise

Supernation

Vince Fontaine's Indian City

La Lupa (The She Wolf)

La Lupa (The She Wolf)

Jimmy Lee Young

 

 

 

Rock

 

 

Song Title

CD Title

Artist

Cross My Heart

Just Living The Blues

Bluedog

Supernation

Supernation

Vince Fontaine's Indian City

Stand

Supernation

Vince Fontaine's Indian City

That Bottle in Your Hand

A Residential School Story

weaselhead

The Hangover

The Hangover

Nightshield

 

 

 

Spiritual

 

 

Song Title

CD Title

Artist

Peace

The Art of Peace

Michael Jacobs

Anushiik-We are Greatful

Anushiik-Many Trails/Many Prayers

Mark Church

Ameliga

Songs for the Circle - Volume 9

Clear Water Drum

Plains Rider

Among The Ancients - Warrior Dreams

Rushingwind & Mucklow

Among the Ancients

Among The Ancients - Warrior Dreams

Rushingwind & Mucklow

 

 

 

Traditional Instrumental

 

 

Song Title

CD Title

Artist

World With Tranquility

The Dance

Terry Lee Whetstone

Last of the Mohicans

Anushiik-Many Trails/Many Prayers (Instrumental Edition)

Mark Church

Homelands

Anushiik-Many Trails/Many Prayers (Instrumental Edition)

Mark Church

Hawks Pass

Among The Ancients - Warrior Dreams

Rushingwind & Mucklow

Spirit of the Wolf

Among The Ancients - Warrior Dreams

Rushingwind & Mucklow

 

 

 

Traditional Native American Drum

 

 

Song Title

CD Title

Artist

Monkey Meat I

Tribute to the Oldtimers

Pipestone

Fancy Trick Song

Warriors in the Mist

Tha Tribe

Wanbli

Drum Boy-Mistikwaskihk Napesis

Northern Cree

This is It

Horse Dance-Mistatim Simoowin

Cree Confederation

Sing With Me

Dancerz Groove

Northern Cree

 

 

 

Traditional Native American Vocal

 

 

Song Title

CD Title

Artist

Straight Crusin'

It's a Love/Hate Thing

Dearly and Denny

Funkadelic

Boom Boom Room - Round Dance Songs

Gentleman's Club

Mahpiya To

True Melodies

Cheevers Toppah

Hip Burner

Eastern Wind, Northern Lights - Round Dance Songs

James Stephenson

Stacked

True - Round Dance Songs

Wayne Silas Jr.