NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 1997

  • Edward Babb was born December 14, 1944, in New York City. His first instrument was a trombone purchased for...

  • Charles Brown was born September 13, 1922, in Texas City, on the Gulf Coast of Texas. His father was...

  • Gladys LeBlanc was born October 13, 1918, in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, one of nine children. Her father was a...

  • Georgia Harris was born on July 29, 1905, in Lancaster County, South Carolina. When she was nine years old,...

  • Ali Akbar Khan (Kahnsahib) was born April 14, 1922, in Bangladesh, India. His family traces its North Indian tradition...

  • Ramón José López of Santa Fe, New Mexico, sees his direct link to tradition in his santero grandfather, who...

  • Jim and Jesse McReynolds were raised in a family of coal miners and farmers who were also accomplished musicians....

  • Phong Nguyen was born July 15, 1946, in Vietnam. He is a traditionally trained musician who studied with a...

  • Hystercine Rankin was born September 11, 1929, on a farm in the Blue Hill community of Jefferson County, Mississippi....

  • Wenyi Hua was born in Shanghai on February 21, 1941. As a child, she became interested in Chinese theater....

  • Francis Whitaker was born November 29, 1906, in Woburn, Massachusetts. He left high school at the age of 16...