AFS Annual Meeting Highlight: Concert Launches Album of Contemporary Cherokee Music Sung in Cherokee Language

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Graphic design of the Anvdvnelisgi ᎠᏅᏛᏁᎵᏍᎩ event information along with album cover design.

To honor and celebrate the work of Cherokee musicians, the American Song Archives, Horton Records and the American Folklore Society are thrilled to host a concert on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, featuring many of the artists performing on Anvdvnelisgi ᎠᏅᏛᏁᎵᏍᎩ. An official part of the program of the AFS Annual Meeting, this concert is offered free and open to the public.

Anvdvnelisgi ᎠᏅᏛᏁᎵᏍᎩ is a groundbreaking album of original contemporary music from Cherokee musicians sung in the Cherokee language. Led by Cherokee citizens as part of a wide-ranging commitment to preserve and expand the Cherokee language, the newly released album is produced by Cherokee filmmaker and creator Jeremy Charles and distributed by Horton Records, a nonprofit label that provides support and tools for Tulsa-area musicians to broaden their reach. The album was funded in part through the Commemoration Fund, dedicated to supporting bold and innovative efforts to correct social, political and economic injustices that impact Black, Indigenous, Latinx and People of Color. 

AFS is excited to have the Cherokee language represented for the first time in an annual meeting program.

Performing Artists:

IIA (Lillian Charles)
Zebadiah Nofire
Austin Markham
Desi & Cody
Kalyn Fay
Aaron Hale
Ken Pomeroy
Colby Luper

Learn more at and through the Facebook event.

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