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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Corey Harris Wins McArthur Fellowship


Anyone who watches PBS has probably seen a show that has received funding from the John D. and Catherine T. McArthur fund. Now you can add bluesman to the list of winners. Corey Harris has won a 500,000 dollar fellowship from the McArthur fund to study the African American music, and how it is intertwined from Africa, to the Caribbean, to the United States. Corey is the first blues artist to have won the award. To read more about it, check out this story from the Hook News Blog.

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