NEA National Heritage Fellowships

Podcasts

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Headshot of Joe Wilson wearing a straw hat.

Photo by Tom Pich

NEA National Heritage Fellow, Advocate for Folk and Traditional Arts

2001 NEA National Heritage Fellow Joe Wilson weaves his storytelling spell into the history of Blue Ridge Mountain culture.

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Headshot of the artists.

Photo by Yury Nakonechny

NEA National Heritage Fellow

Ukrainian embroiderer, weaver and bead worker Vera Nakonechny keeps a traditional culture alive.

Quilter, curator, and 2014 National Heritage Fellow

Carolyn Mazloomi shines a powerful light on the African-American community through narrative quilts.

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Yvonne Walker Keshick

Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Quill worker and 2014 National Heritage Fellow

Yvonne Walker Keshick brings a Native-American tradition into the 21st century.

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Chunky Sanchez

Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Musician and 2013 National Heritage Fellow

For 40 years, Chunky Sanchez has playing and singing the stories of the Chicano people.

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Rev Jerry Colbert

Photo by Tom Pich

2014 National Heritage Fellows

Rev. Jerry Colbert shares one of the oldest African-American music traditions.

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Kevin Doyle

Photo by Tom Pich

Irish step dancer and 2014 National Heritage Fellow

Kevin Doyle talks about his life-long passion for dance.

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Photo by Lee Pellegrini, Boston College

Photo by Lee Pellegrini, Boston College

2013 NEA National Heritage Fellow

It's a tuneful podcast as we go to the heart of Irish music with Seamus Connolly.

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Veronica Castillo

Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Clay Artist, 2013 National Heritage Fellow

In Translation: Verónica Castillo expands a traditional Mexican art form, the Tree of Life, to express the need for social justice in the 21st century.

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Carol Fran

Photo © Gene Tomko

2013 National Heritage Fellow

Louisiana Swamp blues singer, composer and pianist Carol Fran looks back at her 60-year career.

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