NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships - M

  • Wade Mainer was born April 21, 1907, near Weaverville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains north of Asheville....

  • Mary Jane Manigault was born June 13, 1913, outside Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, north of Charleston. Growing up, she...

  • Elliott "Ellie" Mannette was born November 5, 1927, in Trinidad. As a child, he was attracted to carnival festivities...

  • In 1943, a cover story of Life magazine hyperbolically proclaimed the Lindy Hop, along with tap dance, to be...

  • Miguel "Mike" Manteo was born September 2, 1909, in Medosa, Argentina. His parents, originally from Catania, Sicily, moved to...

  • Esther Martinez, also known as P'oe Tswa (Blue Water), is a storyteller, linguist, and teacher who has been a major...

  • Narciso Martínez

    Narciso "Chicho" Martínez was born October 29, 1911, in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, across the border from McAllen, Texas, in...

  • Roberto and Lorenzo Martinez

    Roberto Martinez was born in the farming village of Chacon, New Mexico, a mountain village that has historically been a...

  • Diomedes Matos has been referred to as the "master's master" cuatro maker. The cuatro, a distinctive 10-string guitar known as...

  • In East Asian cultures, many artistic traditions are considered to be ways of achieving self-discipline as well as a...

  • Eva Washakie McAdams was born in 1927 in Fort Washakie, Wyoming, on the Wind River Reservation, the great-granddaughter of...

  • Born in 1939 in York County, Pennsylvania, Del McCoury first became interested in bluegrass music when he heard Earl Scruggs'...

  • As a devoted scholar, folklorist, and folk arts advocate, Judith McCulloh embodies the very spirit of the Bess Lomax Hawes...

  • Marie McDonald was born in 1926 and spent most of her childhood on the rural island of Molokai in...

  • Walter "Brownie" McGhee was born November 30, 1915, in Knoxville, Tennessee. When McGhee was five years of age, he...

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