Distinguished Honorees Announced The Global Music Awards is a well-known international music competition that celebrates independent musicians. Global Music Awards is widely recognized by industry insiders as giving legitimacy to highly talented artists. 'Global Music Awards is recognized as music's golden seal of approval.' Each year, Global Music Awards receives hundreds of entries from around the world. If you receive Global Music Award honors you will know that you music stands-out internationally, across cultures. You are being judged in an international competition, not just an American competition. Global Music Award participants are from Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands,  China, Colombia, Crete, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Guatemala, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States and Venezuela. Full List of Winners: Click Here Best of Show honors go to Paco Fralick, Letting Go, album, lyrics/songwriting and breakthrough artist. The magic of this artist is the authenticity of his lyrics and the emotional power he conveys to listeners. His all original music is a pleasing blend of country, folk, pop and his clear-sighted Native American sensibilities. Many of the songs on this album are inspired by dreams including In Seven Generation, that reminds us that our actions impact future generations. Where Were You, poses the question our grandchildren will ask: Where were you when they cut down our trees, polluted the sky and poisoned our rivers? LINK     ” - Thomas Baker

Global Music Awards

Global Music Top Albums Summer 2019   Global Music Awards is an international showcase for original music, unique voices and emerging artists from around the world. We are honored to share some highly anticipated new albums by our award-winning artists. Whittling down to ten albums was no easy task, but without further ado, we present Global Music Awards’ Top Albums of Summer 2019.   Gustavo Casenave – Fula Records, Balance, Uruguay/United States. Balance is as much a journey as it is a destination. Casenave has been balancing the musical traditions of classical, jazz, and tango. What’s more, he has had to find an equilibrium between his Uruguayan roots and American home. LINK     Marta Szlubowska and Svetlana Belsky - Sheridan Studios, Myth and Romance: Works for Violin and Piano by Polish Composers, United States. The works are performed by master instrumentalists, Szlubowska: concertmaster of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, and Belsky: coordinator of Piano Studies at the University of Chicago. LINK     Matej Meštrović - Parma/Navona, 3 Rhapsodies for Piano and Orchestra, Croatia. This album presents a collection of three rhapsodies: Danube Rhapsody, Chinese Rhapsody and New England Rhapsody. An unexpected treat is the Chinese Rhapsody with pipa, zheng, erhu and violin. LINK     Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman – Reference Recordings, The Poetry of Places, United States. These rich recordings feature world premiere works for solo piano, for two pianos, percussion, electronics, voice, and toy piano in a fascinating mélange inspired by great architecture and places. LINK      Nick Dukas, One and Forever Love, United States. The highlights of this album are two original pieces Mr. Moon and One & Forever Love which perfectly exemplify the passion that Dukas puts into his art; carefully crafted, soulful lyrics and artistic charm warms listeners. LINK      Pacho Flores - Gramophone, Fractales, Spain. This master work includes trumpet compositions such as Haydn and Arutunian concertos, the astonishing contemporary composition Akban Bunka by Christian Lindberg and key works in Flores’ repertoire such as his own transcription of Sarasate’s Gypsy Airs. LINK      Paco Fralick - Debash Music, Letting Go, United States. This contemporary Native American Objiwe singer/songwriter excels with lyrics and vocals that are original, authentic and speak of the world of everyday people. He is a profound artist in the tradition of Guthrie & Dylan. LINK     Peter Calandra - pecamusic, Carpe Noctem, United States. Sacred orchestral music is rare in the new age and ambient genres. This fascinating and remarkable collection of orchestral music with choir is inspired by liturgical texts from Latin Mass. This album is most engaging.LINK      Ralf Yusuf Gawlick - Musica Omnia, Imagined Memories (Bîranînên Xeyalî), Germany/United States. This is an intensely personal work: a musical offering to the biological mother he never knew. This new piece is a major essay of haunting and evocative beauty, representing the intersection of memories, both real and imagined, of three personalities whose paths crossed only briefly. LINK      Sihasin - Tacoho Records, Fight Like A Woman, United States. Brother and Sister, Jeneda and Clayson Benally from the Navajo Nation have created a unique explosive organic sound of music. The duo uses just bass and drums to intertwine songs and rhythms of their indigenous roots with their modern sound. Their music reflects hope for healthy and respectful communities along with social and environmental justice. LINK    ” - Thomas Baker

Global Music Awards

Nammy Winners Announced: For the 18th Annual Native American Music Awards Award winners included Best Music Video Performance, Through the Flood by Indian City / Vince Fontaine, NAMA 2018 Artist of the Year Annie Humphrey, Best Single Recording Left Right Left by Mickie James and Best Rap Hip Hop Recording Brave Star, Artson, Courtesy photos NAMA 2018 byVincent Schilling Click here to read more ” - Vincent Schilling

Indian Country Today

Rhinelander man up for 6 national music awards Published on October 8, 2018  in Community/News By Shereen Siewert RHINELANDER, Wis. — A Rhinelander musician has been nominated for six Native American Music Awards, with winners announced Friday at a ceremony in New York. Paco Fralick, a 51-year-old northwoods dentist and 1986 Rhinelander High School graduate, is nominated for best Folk, Americana, Male Artist, Song of the Year, Narrative Video of the Year and Record/Album of the Year. Fralick’s music is a unique blend of country, folk, pop, and Native Americana with lyrics that touch on a wide range of subjects including alcoholism, homelessness and the environment. He is among more than 220 artists who submitted work to NAMA for consideration. The album, Letting Go, was recorded in part at Whitehouse Productions in Wausau. To read more click here ” - Shereen Siewert

Wausau Pilot and Review

Please check out Paco's recent interview with Will Moore on Scenic Route on WTIP! Click here to listen to the interview (Friday, Sept 28, 4 pm archive).  ” - Will Moore

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Sounds of Summer LdF Tribal members perform, earn awards at Indian Summer Music Festival                                Two area musicians, both part of the Lac du Flambeau Band, recently took part in the prestigious Indian Summer Music Awards in Milwaukee. Contemporary singer/songwriter Paco Fralick and singer/songwriter Kelly Jackson made the trip to Milwaukee on Sept 7-9. Paco Fralick For Fralick, Rhinelander, this was his second year attending the three-day festival. The event earned him three awards in the country, folk and spiritual categories. While there, he gave seven solo performances, at times sharing the stage with fellow Lac du Flambeau tribal member and award-winning artist Kelly Jackson. He also performed with Wade Fernandez, Jan Michael Looking Wolf, Victoria Shoemaker and Melissa Horner. Fralick blends country, folk, pop and Native Americana. He plays guitar, fiddle, piano and harmonica. He released his first album, “Letting Go,” in 2017.Fralick had a total of nine songs nominated in blues, country, folk and spiritual categories. Those he was awarded included Best Folk Song — “Women and Water” (featuring friend Michael Bucher), Best Country Song — “I’m Moving On” and Best Spiritual Song  — “In Seven Generations.”Fralick is currently preparing for his next big event, his first-ever visit to the 18th annual Native American Music Awards (NAMA) on Oct. 12 at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York. The NAMA is the most prestigious award show for Native American music.  Click the link Lakeland_Times_2_Article_2018.docx to read the full article                                           ” - Abigail Bostwick

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Sokaogon Community News

It's rare to meet a person who has been able to translate his life experience into melodies that genuinely touch and resonate with all people. Paco Fralick is one such individual. He has woven his experience of walking in many worlds, native, non-native, spiritual, and ordinary, into a personal and heartfelt sound. It is refreshing to hear honest lyrics delivered with a passion and gentleness. That is Paco Fralick.  Martin McCormack Band member of Switchback ” - Martin McCormack
Native Trailblazers Music Awards 2017          Paco Fralick's new release, Under the Moonlight, off is his album Letting Go has been nominated for best song in the rock and blues category for the 2017 Native Trailblazers Music Awards which promotes indie artists across North America. Please go to www.nativetrailblazers.com to hear all of the great artists up for consideration this year and cast your vote.                                      ”


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