Tue. Dec 6th, 2022

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – It’s a sound not all of us are aware of however that’s altering.

Antoine Edwards is a neighborhood Native American singer/songwriter and artist who’s proving to the world incorporating conventional music with hip-hop could be profitable.

He says staying true to his roots is the whole lot.

“It’s the best way we pray, it’s the best way we reside, and particularly being within the metropolis we’d like steadiness, so we stroll in two worlds, we’ve town life and the normal life, that lots of people don’t learn about, however, it’s my life,” says Edwards.

It’s a life stuffed with music and household. His mom says that’s the place he will get it from.

“All his songs have some kind of connection to his tradition. He sings pow wow, hand drums, ceremony, sweat, he’s a songwriter, track keeper, dancer, he’s a grass dancer,” says Annabelle Edwards.

And the awards got here pouring in.

Antoine received three awards in 2020 and 2021 with the Omaha Hip Hop Awards and received the Worldwide Indigenous Hip Hop award for greatest R&B album in 2022. Now, he’s hoping so as to add to his assortment when he travels to Niagara Falls for the Native American Music Awards.

“It was simply totally different for individuals to listen to conventional native singing. They’re not used to that and seeing us in a setting the place we’re carrying the identical hats they’re carrying, we appear to be somebody they wouldn’t count on to be conventional and singing that manner,” he says.

“We’re overwhelmed with happiness, we’re happy with him, we’re excited for him, and I do know that is just the start,” says Annabelle.

“Folks say ‘I’ll consider it after I see it.’ and what we are saying is ‘We’ll see it after we consider it.’ That’s how I reside my life,” says Antoine.

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