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NEA National Heritage Fellowship

Listen up as 1999 NEA National Heritage Fellow Zakir Hussain talks about his life as a tabla musician.
At the 2009 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert, Chitresh Das , a master in the art of kathak (classical North Indian dance), was among those honored with the highest award the nation gives to folk and traditional artists. After performing solo, Das brought to the stage an artist with whom he...
Washington, DC Like many an immigrant, 2010 NEA National Heritage Fellow Mike Rafferty came to the United States for a better life. But when he came from East Galway, Ireland, he brought something important with him: his flute. Although he didn't play for many years after arriving in this...
2005 NEA National Heritage Fellow Michael Doucet with his portrait by Alan Govenar at UNESCO's Recognizing Our Cultural Heritage exhibit. Photo by Barry Bergey NEA Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Barry Bergey represented the NEA several weeks ago at an UNESCO exhibit celebrating NEA...