NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships - L

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    Fourth-generation old-time fiddler and button accordion player Dwight “Red” Lamb is a master of Danish fiddle and accordion traditions, as...

  • The name Dudley Laufman is so closely associated with the contra and barn dances of New England that most long-term...

  • Doyle Lawson grew up in Ford Town, a rural community near Kingsport, Tennessee. His mother, father, and sister all sang...

  • Lily May Ledford was born March 17, 1917, and grew up on a tenant farm in Powell County, Kentucky,...

  • Agustin Lira was born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico. At the age of seven, he moved with his family to California...

  • Esther Littlefield (Aanwoogeex) was born in 1907 in Sitka, a city in southeast Alaska in the lacelike archipelago of...

  • Yary Livan

    A ceramist and teacher, Yary Livan has a legacy of dedication to his craft and his community. Livan is...

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    For more than 30 years, Josephine Lobato has created embroidered renditions of cultural memories, enactments, and folk histories. Her...

  • Kevin Locke was born June 23, 1954, on the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota. He is a Hunkpapa...

  • Blues guitarist Robert Jr. Lockwood was born March 27, 1915, in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas, and lived at various times...

  • Valerio Longoria was born February 13, 1924, in Kenedy, Texas. As a young boy, he took apart a harmonica to...

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    George López was born on April 23, 1900, in the village of Cordova, situated in a small valley of...

  • Israel López

    Israel López was born in 1918 in Havana, Cuba, into a family of musicians. At least 35 family members...

  • Ramón José López of Santa Fe, New Mexico, sees his direct link to tradition in his santero grandfather, who...

  • Jeronimo E. Lozano carries on the ancient Peruvian tradition of hand-crafted retablos, originally portable altar boxes carried by travelers for...

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