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National Endowment for the Arts Honors National Heritage Fellows at Awards Ceremony
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National Endowment for the Arts Honors National Heritage Fellows at Awards Ceremony

 

The following information was sent to us from the National Endowment for the Arts:

 

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman and Members of Congress will present the 2011 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Awards in a ceremony on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 5:00 p.m., held at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 210-212, located on the east side at First Street and East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC. 

 

Representing eight states and traditions ranging from the Piedmont blues to taiko drumming, the 2011 NEA National Heritage Fellows are receiving the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. They were chosen for their artistic excellence and their efforts to conserve America’s cultures for future generations.

 

In addition, the 2011 Fellows will perform at the National Heritage Fellowships Concert on Friday, September 23, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in Bethesda, Maryland. The concert will also be available through a live webcast at arts.gov.

 

The 2011 NEA National Heritage Fellows are:

§  quilter Laverne Brackens (Fairfield, TX)

§  Mardi Gras Indian Chief Bo Dollis (New Orleans, LA)

§  Taiko drum leaders Roy and PJ Hirabayashi (San Jose, CA)

§  slack key guitarist Ledward Kaapana (Kaneohe, HI)

§  Old Regular Baptist singer Frank Newsome (Haysi, VA)

§  frame drum player and percussionist Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro (Los Angeles, CA)

§  Piedmont blues songster Warner Williams (Gaithersburg, MD)

§  Bulgarian saxophonist Yuri Yunakov (Bloomfield, NJ)

§  folklorist Jim Griffith (Tucson, AZ) , recipient of the Bess Lomax Hawes NEA National Heritage Fellowships award for his significant contributions to the preservation and awareness of cultural heritage.

 

WHAT:                 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony

 

WHO:                   NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman

Members of Congress from each Fellow’s Congressional District

(Please note: Senators and Representatives will attend as their schedule allows.)

2011 NEA National Heritage Fellows

 

WHEN:                 Wednesday, September 21, at 5:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:               U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 210-212, located on the east side at First Street and East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC.

 

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