NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 2000

  • In Laos, the traditional arts have long been a means of both expressing and celebrating a variety of regional...

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

  • The woven hammock was the first New World craft tradition recognized and accepted by Europeans. On October 17, 1492,...

  • Nettie Jackson

    Basket making is a heritage, a tradition passed on from generation to generation. The artistry and design can be in...

  • Santiago Jiménez, Jr.

    Texas-Mexican conjunto music is an original American creation. In the late 19th century, German, Polish, and Czech immigrants settled in...

  • The human voice has always been at the center of Native Hawaiian music, from the ancient mele chant to the...

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

  • It is ironic that the Mississippi Delta, long identified with poverty and social strife, was at the same time one...

  • Given the Greek origin of the word "icon," it is no wonder that the iconography of Greek Orthodox Christianity is...

  • For many years, traditional arts experts from around the country who recommended each year's list of National Heritage Fellows lamented...

  • Dorothy Thompson

    During the Great Depression in the 1930s, Eleanor Roosevelt became interested in West Virginia's community housing projects known as Homestead...

  • Afro-Cuban culture is rich in religious artistic tradition, with various West African systems of worship maintained and reshaped in...

  • Country music is one of the most popular and commercially successful forms of music in the world. Ironically, it...