Traditions: Ohio Heritage Fellows
Traditions: Ohio Heritage Fellows is a series of half-hour specials that celebrate the traditional and folk arts in Ohio. Drawn from a decade of winners of the prestigious Ohio Heritage Fellowship Awards from the Ohio Arts Council, these shows explore the work and life of Ohio traditional and folk musicians, folk artists and painters, and performance artists.
Season 2 (2016)
Traditions: Ohio Heritage Fellows #201
Rick Good of Spring Valley has journeyed from performing old time songs with his relatives to a key role in one of the finest string bands in America. Watch this segment: video.thinktv.org/video/2365844997/.
Wallace Coleman of Cleveland is a master of the Chicago school of blues harp who sounds like he just stepped off a 1950s Chess record. Watch this segment: video.thinktv.org/video/2365845014/.
Yasue Sakaoka believes that the art and culture of Japan and the art of origami are to be shared with the world. Watch this segment: video.thinktv.org/video/2365844979/.
Traditions: Ohio Heritage Fellows #202
Baba Jubal Harris of South Euclid in Cuyahoga County has been using his knowledge of African music and culture to inspire children. Watch this segment: video.thinktv.org/video/2365845005/.
Weichih Rosa Lee of Cleveland has been playing the Guzheng, or Chinese Zither, since she was a child. Watch this segment: video.thinktv.org/video/2365845021/.
Kanniks Kannikeswaran of Hamilton County is a prolific composer and the pioneer of the Indian American choral music movement. Watch this segment: video.thinktv.org/video/2365844973/.
Season 1 (2015)
Traditions: Ohio Heritage Fellows #101
Traditions: Ohio Heritage Fellows #102
Traditions: Ohio Heritage Fellows #103
Sunday, December 25, at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
All of the Traditions: Ohio Heritage Fellows clips and episodes are also available online, on demand at http://video.thinktv.org/show/ohio-heritage-fellows/.