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.

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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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Sheila Kay Adams

Photo by Susan Moore

2013 NEA National Heritage Fellow

Singer, musician and storyteller Sheila Kay Adams talks about (and sings) songs brought over from England, Scotland, and Ireland in the mid-17th century and kept alive by the people in the mountains of North Carolina. [32:38]

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