NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships - A

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    A seventh-generation ballad singer, storyteller, and musician, Sheila Kay Adams was born and raised in the Sodom Laurel community of...

  • Obo Addy was born January 15, 1936, the son of a priest and medicine man of the Ga people...

  • A master of traditional music of the Ga ethnic group, a creator of new works rooted in tradition, and a...

  • Francisco Aguabella was born October 10, 1925, and raised in the Matanzas drumming tradition of Cuba. In 1953, he...

  • Juan Alindato was born September 15, 1921, in Playa de Ponce, Puerto Rico, the son of Filipino immigrants. He...

  • Santiago Almeida was born in 1911 in Skidmore, Texas, a small, rural town southeast of San Antonio. His family...

  • Anjani Ambegaokar came to the United States in 1967 from her native India and has since become the most well...

  • Eppie Archuleta was born January 6, 1922, in Santa Cruz, New Mexico. She was raised in Medanales, New Mexico,...

  • Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin was born November 16, 1915, in l'Anse de 'Prien Noir (Black Cyprian's Cove) near Bayou...

  • Howard Armstrong was born March 4, 1909, in Dayton, Tennessee, the middle son in a musically talented family of...

  • The Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa, awarded Eldrid Skjold Arntzen the Gold Medal for rosemaling (literally rose or "to...

  • Frisner Augustin was born March 1, 1948, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. His father, Julien Augustin, was an itinerant carpenter. Most...

  • Called by the Washington Post "one of maybe a handful of truly innovative Dobro players in the history of country...

  • Celestino Avilés lives in Orocovis, the hilly central region of Puerto Rico that is the geographic heart of the island....

  • Horace P. Axtell is a Nez Perce tribal historian, language preservationist, storyteller, drum maker, and singer. He spent his youth...

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