NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships - S

  • Wilho Saari can trace the tradition of kantele-playing back five generations in his family. The kantele, a lap-harp reminiscent of...

  • Born in Tehran, Iran, the santur master Dr. Manoochehr Sadeghi is a leading virtuoso on the santur (Persian Hammered Dulcimer)...

  • Mone Saenphimmachak, born July 7, 1952, was raised in Mahasai, a small village in central Laos. As a child,...

  • Born in Marion, Texas, near San Antonio, Domingo Saldivar took up the guitar in 1948 because his parents liked to...

  • Born in Tibet in 1953, Losang Samten escaped in 1959 and settled in India. In 1975, while studying in the...

  • Photo by Vito Di Stefano

    A musician, songwriter, educator, and activist, Ramón "Chunky" Sánchez has become a cultural icon and leader of the Chicano community....

  • Marc Savoy was born October 1, 1940, on an isolated rice farm near Eunice, Louisiana, in the rich cultural...

  • Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman was born in Vienna, Austria, but she was raised in pre-war Chernovitz, Romania, one of the centers of...

  • Earl Scruggs was born January 6, 1924, near Shelby, North Carolina, in an area known as the Flint Hill...

  • Mike Seeger, the 2009 recipient of the Bess Lomax Hawes NEA National Heritage Fellowship, stands out in a family of...

  • Duff Severe was born in 1925 in the small Mormon town of Oakley, Idaho. His father and grandfather were...

  • Morgan Sexton was born January 28, 1911, in Linefork, Kentucky, to Shaderick (Shade) and Harriet Cornett Sexton. As a...

  • The son of an accomplished church musician, Moges Seyoum began his musical education in Ethiopia at the age of eight....

  • Simon Shaheen was born in 1955 in Tarshiha, a Christian village in the Galilee region of northern Israel. He...

  • Joe Shannon was born in 1920 near Kiltimagh, in County May, Ireland. All of his seven older brothers played...

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