NC Heritage Awards

Melloweb will be creating five short documentaries for the  25th Anniversary of the North Carolina Heritage Awards, which celebrates five masters of the state’s traditional arts in a unique concert and awards presentation. Awardees for music traditions include: renowned fiddler Bobby Hicks, a 10-time Grammy award winner whose playing helped shape the music of Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys and of Ricky Skaggs’ band, Kentucky Thunder; Bill Myers, whose versatile jazz band, The Monitors, now in its 55th year, will play highlights of this style master’s repertoire from R&B to swing to funk; and Arnold Richardson, a member of North Carolina’s Haliwa-Saponi tribe and master of the Native American flute, who soothes the spirit with traditional and original compositions and who has influenced the revitalization of North Carolina Indian arts. Stunning craft work from master potter Sid Luck and weaver Susan Leveille complete the evening’s offerings. Virtuoso performances, video profiles by award-winning filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman, and on-stage interviews are all part of this special event.

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