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Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro, a frame drum player from Los Angeles, California, accepts his 2011 NEA National Heritage Fellowship award from NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman.

Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro, a frame drum player from Los Angeles, California, accepts his 2011 NEA National Heritage Fellowship award from NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. At the ceremony, Rocco Landesman said, "A master of Brazilian carnival traditions cultivated by the Samba schools of Rio de Janeiro, Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro is a teacher of percussion skills on the pandeiro, a tambourine-like instrument. He is recognized in both Brazil and the United States as the King of the Tambourine." Photo by Tom Pich