Michigan Traditional Arts Announces 2022 Michigan Heritage Awardees

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Michigan State University’s Michigan Traditional Arts Program has announced the 2022 cohort of Michigan Heritage Awardees

This year’s awardees are:

  • Alfred Bruce Bradley of Flint (Genesee County), for community leadership in tap dance
  • Drs. William (1933-2017) and Yvonne Lockwood of Chelsea (Washtenaw County), for documentation, preservation, and publication of Michigan traditional art, folklife, and culture
  • Ara Topouzian of Bloomfield Hills (Oakland County), for traditional Armenian music
  • Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of the Detroit Metro Area (Wayne County), for community organizing, supporting, and promoting Ukrainian bandura music

Michigan Traditional Arts will host celebrations in the late summer or early fall to present the awards.  

As they celebrate the award to the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus, they are conscious that the Ukrainian and Ukrainian American communities in Michigan are watching a tragedy unfold in their home country. Ukrainian Michiganders are encouraging people to support humanitarian aid by donating to the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, and Razom Emergency Fund, or to organizations on the list linked here.

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