NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships - K

  • Ledward "Led" Kaapana is a master of the two leading string instruments in Hawaii: the Hawaiian ukulele and ki ho'alu,...

  • Meali'i Kalama was born January 30, 1909, into a family of quilters. As a child, she often lay under...

  • Danongan Sibay Kalanduyan was born May 1, 1947, in the fishing village of Datu Piang in the Cotabato area...

  • Eddie Kamae was raised in Honolulu and Lahaina, Maui within a family steeped in Hawaiian tradition.  His grandmother was a...

  • Nalani Kanaka'ole, born March 19, 1946, and Pualani Kanaka'ole Kanahele, born September 14, 1937, are daughters of the chanter...

  • Raymond Kaleoalohapoinaoleohelemanu Kane was born October 2, 1925, in Eleéle on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, but grew...

  • Everett Kapayou was born May 13, 1933, in the Mesquakie settlement in Tama, Iowa, the last of five children....

  • The human voice has always been at the center of Native Hawaiian music, from the ancient mele chant to the...

  • Clara Neptune Keezer was born on the Passamaquoddy tribal land of Pleasant Point (Sipayik) in Perry, Maine. The Neptune family...

  • Maude Kegg was born on August 26, 1903, to Ojibwe parents in a bark and cattail mat wigwam near...

  • Ilias Kementzides was born April 2, 1926, in Kazakhstan in the Soviet Union, of Greek parents from Sampsunda, Pontus....

  • Agnes "Oshanee" Kenmille remembers doing her first beadwork 76 years ago when she was 11 years old. She beaded...

  • Norman Kennedy was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, into a family with roots in that port city dating to the 13th...

  • Yvonne Keshick

    A basket maker and porcupine quillworker, Yvonne Walker Keshick creates birchbark masterpieces realistically decorated with quills that depict natural...

  • Will Keys was born October 4, 1923, in the Blackley Creek area of Washington County in eastern Tennessee, the...

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