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The Lee Boys; Recipients of the Florida Folk Heritage Award

The Lee Boys; Recipients of the Florida Folk Heritage Award

Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee Announces Florida Folk Heritage Award Recipients


Today, Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced the selection of recipients of the Florida Folk Heritage Award.

“We are honored to recognize these individuals for their commitment to fostering Florida’s folk arts and cultural heritage,” said Secretary Lee. “Their contributions have led to a greater appreciation and recognition of the importance of traditional arts and artists in our state.”

Established in 1985, the program is modeled after the National Heritage Fellowships. The Florida Folk Heritage Award honors individuals whose knowledge of and efforts on behalf of Florida folk arts, folklore and folklife have advanced the appreciation and conservation of Florida’s dynamic folk cultural heritage and recognizes the outstanding stewardship of Florida’s living traditions.

The Lee Boys

Formed as a family band at the House of God Church in the South Florida community of Perrine, The Lee Boys has become a pre-eminent touring ensemble, taking on the road their modern expression of Sacred Steel. Over the past 20 years, The Lee Boys have released four albums, packed prestigious venues, and spread their music and message beyond the church pews through residencies, recording studios and concerts across America.

An award ceremony for the recipients will take place Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 4 p.m. at The Marriott at Cascade Park Ballroom in Tallahassee in partnership with the annual Word of South Festival.

For more information about the Florida Folk Heritage Award, please click here.


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