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February 2010 Volume 4

Cherokee National Youth Choir release entertaining, educational CD
Written by Gary Fife
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Oklahoma: The Cherokee National Youth Choir has released its latest music CD, “Learning as We Sing.” The new CD teaches Cherokee language skills using well-known music for singing along. The music includes American patriotic, Cherokee, and Christmas songs.

“We’re extremely excited about this new album,” said Mary Kay Henderson, CNYC’s director.  “We believe it will be a learning tool for young and old alike.  The songs make the language easier to comprehend, and hopefully we’ll start a new interest for learning the Cherokee language.”

The Cherokee National Youth Choir is made up of 40 Cherokee youth in grades 6-12. Singers must audition every year to be included. The group has recorded eight CDs, and has received many national awards for their music and ambassadorship.

The Cherokee National Youth Choir: www.youthchoir.cherokee.org

 

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