Native American Music Association launches new podcast

The National Native American Music Association (NAMA) has launched a new podcast hosted by Ed Koban (EdKo), a recording artist, multi-instrumentalist and NAMA’s House band Director. The NAMA Podcast will be featured on Anchor.FM and Spotify.

The monthly 90 minute podcast features live and personal interviews with Award winners along with the latest information on the organization and it’s twenty year history. Listen and hear about upcoming NAMA news like submission dates and updates for the Native American Music Awards Show, new releases and news from Native artists, and intimate interviews with everyone from NAMA Hall of Famers to rising artists and more.

Host EdKo states, “The official podcast of the Native American Music Ed KobanAssociation will bring you everything NAMA! We hope you will join us!”

The debut episode features an interview with Ellen Bello, the founder and president of the Native American Music Awards and Association and multi-award winner, Gabriel Ayala.

Gabriel Ayala of the Yaqui has devoted his life to the mastery and performance of the classical guitar. Ayala is one of the few Native American artists identifying himself solely as a classical performer. He has been awarded Best Instrumental Recording, Best World Music Recording and Artist of the Year.

The monthly podcast will reach a global audience through Anchor.FM and Spotify as well as is posted on the Native American Music Awards website and is available to its 20,000 registered international members.

The debut episode of the podcast is airing now. Fans of the podcast can contact NAMA’s EdKo at to provide feedback and ideas for the podcast, or to become a guest on the show.

The Native American Music Association is “devoted to bringing Indigenous music to the world’s consciousness” as noted in the New York Times. The Native American Music Awards & Association, NAMA, is an ultimate celebration of music and entertainment. Founded in 1998, NAMA is the world’s first and largest national professional membership-based organization for the advancement & recognition of contemporary and traditional music initiatives by artists with Native American heritage.

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