NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 2011

  • A textile artist from Fairfield, Texas, Laverne Brackens represents a long tradition of improvisational quiltmaking among African-American women. Born in...

  • Growing up in Rio de Janeiro in the 1940s, Carlinhos de Oliveira (known today as Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro) was...

  • A leader of the Mardi Gras Indian tribe the Wild Magnolias for more than 45 years, Theodore Emile "Bo" Dollis...

  • For more than four decades, Jim Griffith has been devoted to celebrating and honoring the folkways and religious expression found...

  • The founders of San Jose Taiko, Roy and PJ Hirabayashi have helped to create a new Asian American art form...

  • Ledward "Led" Kaapana is a master of the two leading string instruments in Hawaii: the Hawaiian ukulele and ki ho'alu,...

  • An elder in the Old Baptist Church, Frank Newsome is a proponent of lined-out hymn singing, one of the deepest...

  • Born in 1930, Piedmont-style singer and guitarist Warner Williams grew up in a musical family in the Washington, DC suburb...

  • Developed in the 1970s, Bulgarian wedding music is described by the University of Oregon's Carol Silverman as emphasizing "virtuosic technique,...