Seven Musicians and Composers Awarded $50,000 for Artistic Excellence

The national artists’ advocacy organization United States Artists has announced the recipients of fifty $50,000 USA Fellowship grants for artistic excellence, including seven to musicians. They are:

  • Rahim AlHaj, oud musician (Albuquerque, NM. USA Ford Fellow)

  • Cyro Baptista, percussionist (Tenafly, NJ. USA Walker Fellow)

  • Ella Jenkins, children’s musician (Chicago, IL. USA Collins Fellow)

  • Danongan Kalanduyan, kulintang musician (San Francisco, CA. USA Broad Fellow)

  • Hannibal Lokumbe, composer and jazz trumpeter (Bastrop, TX. USA Cummings Fellow)

  • Lionel Loueke, jazz guitarist and vocalist (North Bergen, NJ. USA Prudential Fellow)

  • Daniel Plonsey, composer of new music (El Cerrito, CA. USA Broad Fellow)

  • Learn more about the fellows and United States Artists here. (—Condensed from the press release)