NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 2017

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    Norik Astvatsaturov’s work is ancient in its origins yet current in its voice. He is an Armenian repoussé artist who,...

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    Anna Brown Ehlers is Tlingit from the Yéil (Raven) moiety, Gaanaxteidí clan of the famed Whalehouse. She was born and...

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    Modesto Cepeda is a leading advocate, performer, and grand maestro of two of the most important folkloric dance, drumming, and...

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    Through more than 50 years of groundbreaking efforts, Ella Jenkins, aptly nicknamed the “First Lady of Children’s Music,” laid the...

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    Fourth-generation old-time fiddler and button accordion player Dwight “Red” Lamb is a master of Danish fiddle and accordion traditions, as...

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    An elegant master of flatfoot buck dancing, Thomas Maupin has blended traditional steps learned in his family with a distinctive...

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    Cyril Pahinui is widely recognized as one of Hawai’i’s most gifted slack key guitarists and vocalists, whose technical virtuosity, rhythmic...

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    Phil Wiggins is a versatile harmonica player, continuing the Piedmont blues tradition, a gentle and melodic blues style of the...

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    Eva Ybarra, the “Queen of the Accordion,” is one of only a few professional women accordionists in conjunto music. Conjunto...