Earlier this year, the three Cherokee tribes in the U.S. – which includes the Eastern Band of Cherokee in Western North Carolina - announced their language is in a state of emergency because of a shortage of fluent speakers. Efforts to reverse that have taken on many forms – such as at a summer camp in Graham County.
That’s where campers learned to sing this summer’s #1 song - in Cherokee.
“Old Town Road” by Lil NasX was undeniably the song of summer 2019.
But you probably haven’t heard it like this: