NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert
Entertainment - Educational
On Friday, September 24, 2010 from 8:00 - 10:00 pm EDT, the NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert will take place at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland. Emceed by American Routes host Nick Spitzer, the concert celebrates the 2010 recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's highest honor in the folk & traditional arts. The 2010 recipients are Ghanaian drum master Yacub Addy, Texas-style Fiddler Jim "Texas Shorty" Chancellor, Lauhala (palm leaf) weaver Gladys Kukana Grace, Sweetgrass basketweaver Mary Jackson, Bluegrass guitarist and singer Del McCoury, Bharatanatyam Indian dancer Kamala Lakshmi Narayanan, Irish flute player Mike Rafferty, and Afro-Cuban drummer and drum builder Ezequiel Torres and folkorist and editor Judith McCulloh.