NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 1993

  • Santiago Almeida was born in 1911 in Skidmore, Texas, a small, rural town southeast of San Antonio. His family...

  • Kenny Baker was born June 26, 1926, in the small coal-mining town of Burdine, Kentucky. He came from a...

  • Inez Catalon was born September 25, 1918, in Kaplan, in southwest Louisiana, the youngest of 10 children of German,...

  • Nicholas Charles was born in August 1910, on Nelson Island, just off the Bering Sea coast between the mouths...

  • Charles E. Hankins was born on August 27, 1925, and raised along the New Jersey shore. At an early...

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

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

  • The McIntosh County Shouters are the principal, and one of the last, active practitioners of one of the most...

  • Elmer Miller was born February 25, 1914, and reared on a cattle ranch in Nevada's Paradise Valley. He first...

  • Jack Owens

    Jack Owens was born November 17, 1904, in Bentonia, Mississippi, the son of Celie Owens and a man named...

  • Mone Saenphimmachak, born July 7, 1952, was raised in Mahasai, a small village in central Laos. As a child,...

  • Liang-xing Tang was born in 1948 in Shanghai, China, and was raised in a musical family. Tang recalled that...