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Gabriel Ayala

Based In: Arizona, USA

A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans making a career performing classical music. He began playing the guitar as a child. He earned a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Arizona in 1997, has taught at all educational levels from elementary through college, and serves as a competition adjudicator. Although Gabriel truly enjoys being a teacher his busy touring schedule allows him to only teach in masterclass settings.

RPM Highlights from the 2011 APCMAs and Aboriginal Music Week

Aboriginal Music Week (AMW) and the APCMAs (Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards) are two of the biggest Indigenous music events on Turtle Island – musicians, fans and industry alike travel to Winnipeg every November for the shows, the awards and the schmooze. This year I was finally able to attend for the first time. …read more »

Indigenous Live Music Picks: Nov. 3-6, 2011

This week, Winnipeg is the bustling centre of live Indigenous music with the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards, Aboriginal Music Week and Manito Ahbee festival happening simultaneously. …read more »

Manito Ahbee Festival 2011: Aboriginal Music Week Schedule and Lineup

It’s here again – Aboriginal Music Week! Indigenous artists, music fans and industry are flocking to Winnipeg, Manitoba, this week for one of the largest Indigenous music festivals on Turtle Island. …read more »

Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards: 2011 CAMAS Nominees

The Canadian Aboriginal Festival has announced the nominees for the 2011 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards – aka the CAMAS. …read more »

2011 NAMMY Award Winners: Native American Music Award Winners Announced

The 2011 Native American Music Awards were held October 7, 2011 in Niagara Falls, New York. The event brought together the biggest names in Indigenous music to celebrate the fantastic diversity of music being made in Indian Country.
Here is a complete list of the 2011 NAMMY award winners:
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Gabriel Ayala Wins Artist of the Year at the 2011 Native American Music Awards

Yaqui classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala was honoured at the 2011 Native American Music Awards as Artist of the Year. Ceremonies were held at the Seneca Casino in Niagara Falls, New York on October 7th, 2011.
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2011 NAMMY Nominees Announced

The Native American Music Awards have just announced the nominees for their 32 music categories.
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