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Local artists nominated for national music awards


Local men Tim Brooks and Faran Sohappy both participated in the recording of a song nominated for both the Indian Summer Music Awards and the Native American Music Awards.

"Grand Coulee resident Faran Sohappy worked as an engineer and Coulee Dam resident Tim Brooks played the flute on a song called Nature Walk, written by singer/songwriters Joan Hammel and Rebecca Slone Rivera," a Sept. 21 press release from Hammel's company Paxton Productions states.

Hammel and Slone Rivera are based in Chicago, Illinois where the song was started. Hammel travelled to the Colville Indian Reservation, whe...

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