NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 2001

  • Celestino Avilés lives in Orocovis, the hilly central region of Puerto Rico that is the geographic heart of the island....

  • Growing up the daughter of a sharecropper in rural Alabama with nine brothers and sisters, Mozell Benson learned early on...

  • Louisiana zydeco is an infectious dance-hall music that blends Cajun tunes, African American blues and Caribbean rhythms, most often...

  • Hazel Dickens was born in Mercer City, West Virginia, in 1935 into a family of 11 children. She was raised...

  • João Grande is one of only two living grand masters of the ancient art of Capoeira Angola, according to...

  • Beijing Opera, one of over 300 operatic styles in China, is perhaps the best-known and most widely practiced theatrical tradition...

  • The Ineh ("The People"), or the Apache, once occupied a large portion of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico....

  • When 1989 National Heritage Fellow Richard Hagopian performed at the celebratory concert, he took the stage with an oud made...

  • A particular area of western Kentucky, Muhlenburg County, is known as the birthplace of a complex guitar-playing style known as...

  • Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka or Tanaka-sensei, as he is known by hundreds of taiko followers around the world, established the...

  • Dorothy Trumpold of East Amana, Iowa, has been weaving rugs for nearly 60 years. She watched her grandfather prepare his...

  • The Kiowa of southwestern Oklahoma have long been known as great singers and composers of songs. These songs range...

  • Joe Wilson

    While he has been a country record producer, a door-to-door salesman, a civil rights reporter, and a Madison Avenue consultant,...