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NEA National Heritage Fellowshiops

To honor and preserve our nation's diverse cultural heritage, the National Endowment for the Arts annually awards one-time-only NEA National Heritage Fellowships to master folk and traditional artists. These fellowships recognize lifetime achievement, artistic excellence, and contributions to our nation's traditional arts heritage.

George Naope
Hula Master
Hilo Hawaii
-One of the founders of the Merrie Monarch festival
-Has been dancing since he was three
-Studied with his Gerat Grandmotehr Mary Malia-Pukaokalani Naope
-Na Hoku Hanohano Award Lifetime Achievement award in 2006
-Music Foundation of Hawaii Legacy Award.
-He is 80 years old in June of 2006
-Born on Oahu, raised on the Big Island - ($20,000 award, travel to DC in Sept for banquet, concert, and awards preesentation)

James Kaupena Wong
Hawaiian Chanter
Waianae, Hawaii

Genoa Keawe
Native Hawaiian Singer and Ukulele Player
Honolulu, Hawaii

Solomon and Richard Ho'opii
Hawaiian Singers
Pukalani and Wailuku, Hawaii

Nalani Kanakaole and Pualani Kanakaole Kanahele
Hula Masters
Hilo, Hawaii

Seisho "Harry" Nakasone
Okinawan-American Musician
Honolulu, Hawaii

Marie McDonald
Hawaiian Lei Maker
Kamuela, Hawaii

Clyde "Kindy" Sproat
Hawaiian Cowboy Singer and Ukulele Player
Kapaau, Hawaii

Raymond Kane
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist and Singer
Wai'anae, Hawaii

Meali'i Kalama
Hawaiian Quilter
Honolulu, Hawaii

Emily Kau'i Zuttermeister
Hula Master
Kaneohe, Hawaii

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