2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert Webcast Archive

On Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. ET, the National Endowment for the Arts honored the 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellows at a free concert, featuring music, demonstrations, and conversations with the 2018 Fellows and other special guests. The event was hosted by Martha Gonzalez of the Grammy Award-winning band Quetzal.

The 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellows are:

  • Palestinian embroiderer Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim from Milwaukie, OR
  • Appalachian old-time fiddler Eddie Bond from Fries, VA
  • Anishinabe (Gun Lake Band) black ash basketmaker Kelly Church from Allegan, MI
  • African-American quilter Marion Coleman from Castro Valley, CA
  • Rodeo tailor Manuel Cuevas from Nashville, TN
  • Chicana altarista (Day of the Dead altar maker) Ofelia Esparza from Los Angeles, CA
  • R&B musician Barbara Lynn from Beaumont, TX
  • Franco-American musicians Don & Cindy Roy from Gorham, ME
  • Traditional music and dance advocate Ethel Raim from New York, NY (Raim is the recipient of the 2018 Bess Lomax Hawes NEA National Heritage Fellowship in recognition of an individual who has made a significant contribution to the preservation and awareness of cultural heritage.)

More information on the 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowships events is available here.