NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 2010

  • African-American man in African garb.

    A master of traditional music of the Ga ethnic group, a creator of new works rooted in tradition, and a...

  • Jim Chancellor or "Texas Shorty", as he is more commonly known, is widely acknowledged to be one of the masters...

  • Gladys Kukana Grace learned the art of weaving lauhala (lau = leaf, hala = pandanus tree) from her maternal grandmother,...

  • A descendent of the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina, Mary Jackson was born in 1945 in Mount Pleasant, South...

  • Born in 1939 in York County, Pennsylvania, Del McCoury first became interested in bluegrass music when he heard Earl Scruggs'...

  • As a devoted scholar, folklorist, and folk arts advocate, Judith McCulloh embodies the very spirit of the Bess Lomax Hawes...

  • Kamala Lakshmi Narayanan is recognized the world over as the foremost proponent of Bharatanatyam, a southern Indian classical dance which...

  • Born in 1926, Mike Rafferty grew up in Ballinakill, East Galway, Ireland, on a 12-acre farm. In the heart of...

  • Ezequiel Torres is a master of the making and playing of Afro-Cuban batá drums, a set of three double-headed, hourglass-shaped...