NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships - D

  • Paul Dahlin was born April 14, 1954, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He took up the fiddle in 1963, when he...

  • Pandit (a term used to denote a master) Chitresh Das was schooled in the North Indian dance tradition, Kathak, from...

  • Clyde Davenport was born October 21, 1921, in Mount Pisgah, in south-central Kentucky. He was raised in the Blue...

  • Violet de Cristoforo, although born in Ninole, HI, was sent to Hiroshima, Japan, at the age of eight for her...

  • Antonio "Tony" De La Rosa was born in October 31, 1931, in Sarita, Texas, a worker's hamlet on the...

  • Growing up in Rio de Janeiro in the 1940s, Carlinhos de Oliveira (known today as Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro) was...

  • Belle Deacon was born September 23, 1904, in Anvik, Alaska, an Athabascan village on the lower Yukon River. She...

  • Giuseppe and Raffaela DeFranco grew up in the mountain town of Acri, in the Cosenza Province in Calabria, the...

  • Amber Densmore was born August 29, 1901, in Chelsea, Vermont. She began learning her "fancy work," as she calls...

  • While a senior at Roxbury Mission High School in Massachusetts, Joe Derrane recorded the first of what eventually became sixteen...

  • The biography of Hazel Dickens would appear to follow the typical trajectory of many young rural Appalachian women from rural...

  • The 1920s saw the rise of a key predecessor of what we today call gospel music. Southern African American quartets...

  • Nadim Dlaikan was born in Alai, Lebanon in 1941, and as a child began playing the nye, a reed flute....

  • A leader of the Mardi Gras Indian tribe the Wild Magnolias for more than 45 years, Theodore Emile "Bo" Dollis...

  • Sonia Domsch was born May 12, 1934, in the home that her great-grandmother built in Atwood, Kansas. She is...

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