NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 2008

  • Horace P. Axtell is a Nez Perce tribal historian, language preservationist, storyteller, drum maker, and singer. He spent his youth...

  • The 2008 Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellow, Walter Murray Chiesa, has spent a lifetime documenting and championing the traditional...

  • Born in the southeastern Idaho town of Grace, Dale Harwood grew up on a ranch and as a young man...

  • Bettye Kimbrell was raised on a cotton farm in Fayette County, Alabama, with her father, grandparents, and four younger siblings....

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

  • The Oneida people began to populate the Oneida Reservation, near Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 1822, following treaties with the Menominee...

  • Sue Yeon Park learned dance and music from Master Yi Mae-Bang, designated a Living National Treasure by the Government of...

  • The son of an accomplished church musician, Moges Seyoum began his musical education in Ethiopia at the age of eight....

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

  • Although he grew up in the jazz-saturated environment of New Orleans and several of his relatives played with early jazz...

  • Mac Wiseman was born in Crimora, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. Both of his parents sang old ballads around the...