NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships - V

  • Born in Bahia, Brazil, Mestre Jelon Vieira studied the Afro-Brazilian art form capoeira with tradition-bearers Mestres Bimba, Eziquiel, and Bobo,...

  • Cleofes Vigil was born April 9, 1917, in a small village in the San Cristobal Valley of northern New...

  • Afro-Cuban culture is rich in religious artistic tradition, with various West African systems of worship maintained and reshaped in the...

  • T. Viswanathan was born in 1927 in Madras, a city in southern India. He comes from a family of...

  • Headshot of a man in a wool cap.

    “When what you know as a master is your greatest treasure, it’s kind of a matter of your inheritance. Who...

  • Lily Kambourian was born in 1919 in Aleppo, Syria, three years after her parents fled the Armenian city of...