Native American Music Award Nominee
Native American Flute Music by Randy Kemp
Spoken Word by Rykelle Kemp
“Artificial Red” is comprised of Native American artists Randy Kemp (Choctaw/Euchee/Muscogee Creek Nations of Oklahoma) performing with various Native American flutes, with accompaniment by Dean Yazzie (Dine’/Navajo) on acoustic guitar. Our music is a blend of original contemporary guitar arrangement with expressive flute responses, while intermittently fused with spoken word poetry of Native American life, themes and views.
Nominate for “Best Spoken Word” and “New or Debut Duo/Group of the Year” at the 10th and 18th Annual Native American Music Award (NAMA), respectively. Currently, nominated for “Best Instrumental Album” by the Indigenous Music Awards of Canada. Also performed prelude flute music for President Barack Obama at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
Other performance avenues: TEDx AshokaU, Arizona SCITECH Festival, Tempe Center for the Arts, Native America Calling, Te korimako Maori Radio Station 94.8FM New Zealand, Kerr Cultural Center, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Korrawinga Community, Australia and more.