Interview with Tchin, New Jersey

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Date
2020-10-19
Main contributor
Tchin
Summary
Tchin (New Jersey) 

Tchin (pronounced ‘chin) is a nationally known, multi-award-winning artist. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia and lived in rural Virginia and Rhode Island where he received his early schooling. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He is an accomplished metalsmith, author, flutemaker, educator, lecturer, folklorist, musician, entertainer, and clothes maker. His awards for performance and cultural work include Best of Show in Schemitzun, Connecticut, and Kituwah, North Carolina; Best of Division in the Southwest Museum, California, and Red Earth, Oklahoma; and first prize in the National American Cultural Art Festival, Maryland, as well as the SWAIA Indian Market, New Mexico (6). He lives with his wife and looks forward to many visits from his four daughters and nine grandchildren. 

Interviewed by Tamar Sella, 10/19/2020.
Contributor
Tamar Sella
Subjects
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Location
New Jersey
Collection
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Unit
Society for Ethnomusicology

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