2009 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Celebration - Banquet

NEA National Heritage Fellowships Banquet at the Library of Congress on September 22, 2009

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Dudley Laufman and his family. Photo by Tom Pich.

Dudley Laufman and his family. Photo by Tom Pich.

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The Birmingham Sunlights perform for the guests. Photo by Tom Pich.

The Birmingham Sunlights perform for the guests. Photo by Tom Pich.

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Chitresh Das with his family and friends. Photo by Tom Pich.

Chitresh Das with his family and friends. Photo by Tom Pich.

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LeRoy Graber signs the Librarian of Congress’s guest book which has been signed by visiting scholars, artists, heads of state, and Nobel Prize recipients for many years. Photo by Tom Pich.

LeRoy Graber signs the Librarian of Congress’s guest book which has been signed by visiting scholars, artists, heads of state, and Nobel Prize recipients for many years. Photo by Tom Pich.

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Amma D. McKen with her musical group, Omi Yesa. Photo by Tom Pich.

Amma D. McKen with her musical group, Omi Yesa. Photo by Tom Pich.

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Sophiline Cheam Shapiro speaks to the guests. Photo by Tom Pich.

Sophiline Cheam Shapiro speaks to the guests. Photo by Tom Pich.