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Notable Quotable: Celebrating the 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellows

"If you are a dancer, dance the steps your grandparents danced. If you play an instrument or make music with your voice, sing and play the tunes your mother and father taught you. If you have a craft, sew, weave, or smith the patterns of countless generations that have gone on before." -- Anthony Johnson, 2014 NEA National Heritage Fellow

Join us as we celebrate the 2018 class of NEA National Heritage Fellows in Washington, DC with an awards ceremony on Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30 pm at the Library of Congress and a concert on Friday, September 26 at 8:00pm at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall.

This year's honorees include Palestinian embroiderer Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim, Appalachian old-time fiddler Eddie Bond, Anishinabe (Gun Lake Band) black ash basketmaker Kelly Church, African-American quilter Marion Coleman, rodeo tailor Manuel Cuevas, Chicana altarista Ofelia Esparza, R&B musician Barbara Lynn, Franco-American musicians Don and Cindy Roy, and traditional music and dance advocate Ethel Raim.

Visit our News Room for details on these free events and to learn more about our 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellows.


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