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.

Note: Concert begins at 9'40"

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.)