NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 2002

  • The area near the border of northeastern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia has historically produced many fine string band musicians, earning...

  • When it is difficult to single out any one artistic skill of an individual for recognition, that person is often...

  • Like most professional musicians, Kevin Burke has spent a good portion of his life on the road, and his travels...

  • Rose and Francis Cree are highly respected Ojibwe elders on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in north central North Dakota....

  • Nadim Dlaikan was born in Alai, Lebanon in 1941, and as a child began playing the nye, a reed flute....

  • Luderin Darbone and Edwin Duhon co-founded the legendary Cajun band, The Hackberry Ramblers, in 1933 and have been leading the...

  • David Edwards was born in Shaw, Mississippi in 1915. He first learned music from his father, Henry Edwards, a...

  • Flory Jagoda was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia, a member of the Sephardic Jewish community. When the Sephardic Jews were...

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

  • Contra dance, a form of social dance done in straight lines, was brought to New England with its earliest...

  • Jean Ritchie, the recipient of the Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellowship, is a significant musician and songwriter, as...

  • Born in Marion, Texas, near San Antonio, Domingo Saldivar took up the guitar in 1948 because his parents liked to...

  • Born in Tibet in 1953, Losang Samten escaped in 1959 and settled in India. In 1975, while studying in the...