2016 NEA NATIONAL HERITAGE FELLOWSHIPS CONCERT

Celebrate our nation’s master traditional artists in a concert featuring music, crafts, and conversations.  Tickets are FREE! 

2016 NEA National Heritage Fellows:

·         Bryan Akipa (Sisseton, SD) – Dakota Flute Maker and Player

·         Joseph Pierre "Big Chief Monk" Boudreaux (New Orleans, LA) – Mardi Gras Indian Craftsman and Musician

·         Billy McComiskey (Baltimore, MD) – Irish Button Accordionist

·         Artemio Posadas* (San Jose, CA) – Master Huastecan Son (Mexican Musical Tradition) Musician and Advocate

·         Clarissa Rizal (Juneau, AK) – Tlingit Ceremonial Regalia Maker

·         Theresa Secord (Waterville, ME) – Penobscot Nation Ash/Sweetgrass Basketmaker

·         Bounxeung Synanonh (Fresno, CA) – Laotian Khaen (free-reed mouth organ) Player

·         Michael Vlahovich (Tacoma, WA/St. Michaels, MD) – Master Shipwright

·         Leona Waddell (Cecilia, KY) – White Oak Basketmaker 

 

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