NEA National Heritage Fellowships

Podcasts

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Photo by Lee Pellegrini, Boston College

Photo by Lee Pellegrini, Boston College

2013 NEA National Heritage Fellow

It's a tuneful podcast as we go to the heart of Irish music with Seamus Connolly.

A storyteller in cloth

Carolyn Mazloomi shines a powerful light on the African American community through narrative quilts.

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Yvonne Walker Keshick

Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Who knew porcupine quills could be so beautiful?

Yvonne Walker Keshick brings a Native-American tradition into the 21st century.

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Chunky Sanchez

Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Telling history through music

For forty years, Chunky Sanchez has playing and singing the stories of the Chicano people.

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Rev Jerry Colbert

Photo by Tom Pich

A music older than the blues

Rev Jerry Colbert shares one of the oldest African-American music traditions.

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Kevin Doyle

Photo by Tom Pich

Kevin Doyle talks about his life-long passion for dance.

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Veronica Castillo

Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Clay Artist, 2013 National Heritage Fellow

In Translation: Verónica Castillo expands a traditional Mexican art form, the Tree of Life, to express the need for social justice in the 21st century.

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Carol Fran

Photo © Gene Tomko

2013 National Heritage Fellow

Louisiana Swamp blues singer, composer and pianist Carol Fran looks back at her 60-year career.

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David Ivey

Photo by Allison Whitener

2013 National Heritage Fellow

Sacred Harp singer David Ivey both preserves the tradition and widens the circle. [32:47]

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Sheila Kay Adams

 

Photo by Kim Dryden

2013 NEA National Heritage Fellow

In the second part of a two-part interview, we hear Sheila as storyteller and learn about some of the folks who lived in Sodom, North Carolina. [29:49]

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