Thursday, September 20, 2007

Now Let Us Praise Our Outstanding Non-Globalist, National Cultural Heritage Women And Men (And Non-Multicultural, Individual Artistic Excellence)

The 2007 NEA National Heritage Fellowship recipients are:

Nicholas Benson
Stone letter cutter and calligrapher
Newport, RI

Sidiki Conde
Guinean dancer and musician
New York, NY

Violet de Cristoforo
Haiku poet and historian
Salinas, CA

Pat Courtney Gold
Wasco sally bag weaver
Scappoose, OR

Eddie Kamae
Hawaiian musician, composer, filmmaker
Honolulu, HI

Agustin Lira
Chicano singer, musician, composer
Fresno, CA

Julia Parker
Kashia Pomo basketmaker
Midpines, CA

Mary Jane Queen
Appalachian musician
Cullowhee, NC

Please Note: Ms. Queen died on June 30. She will be represented at the events by her family.

Joe Thompson
African American string band musician
Mebane, NC

Irvin L. Trujillo
Rio Grande weaver
Chimayo, NM

Elaine Hoffman Watts
Klezmer musician
Havertown, PA

The 2007 Bess Lomax Hawes Award goes to photo documentarian, author, and exhibit curator Roland Freeman of Washington, D.C.

Mary Jane Queen+
Cullowhee, NC
Appalachian musician
(Two Songs)

Roland Freeman
Washington, DC
Photo Documentarian, Author, and Exhibit Curator

Elaine Hoffman Watts
Havertown, PA
Klezmer musician
(Two Songs)


Photo credits: Courtesy of the NEA Recipients via the NEA (Because a Great Nation Deserves Great Art). With thanks.


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