2009 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Celebration - Concert

NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland, on September 24, 2009

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Alexia Smith, wife of the late Mike Seeger, and emcee Nick Spitzer watch footage of a young Mike Seeger. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

Alexia Smith, wife of the late Mike Seeger, and emcee Nick Spitzer watch footage of a young Mike Seeger. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

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Amma D. McKen and her group Omi Yesa. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

Amma D. McKen and her group Omi Yesa. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

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The Birmingham Sunlights. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

The Birmingham Sunlights. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

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Chitresh Das performs with tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

Chitresh Das performs with tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

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Dudley Laufman performs with family and friends. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

Dudley Laufman performs with family and friends. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

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Edwin Colón Zayas performs with his group Edwin Colón y su Taller Campesino. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

Edwin Colón Zayas performs with his group Edwin Colón y su Taller Campesino. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

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Joel Nelson. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

Joel Nelson. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

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LeRoy Graber describes his willow baskets to emcee Nick Spitzer. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

LeRoy Graber describes his willow baskets to emcee Nick Spitzer. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

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“Queen” Ida Guillory and the Bon Temps Zydeco Band. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

“Queen” Ida Guillory and the Bon Temps Zydeco Band. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

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Sophiline Cheam Shapiro and dancers from the Khmer Arts Academy. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

Sophiline Cheam Shapiro and dancers from the Khmer Arts Academy. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

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Teri Rofkar shows off her traditional Tlingit weaving. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

Teri Rofkar shows off her traditional Tlingit weaving. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

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The 2009 NEA National Heritage Fellows celebrate during the concert’s finale. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.

The 2009 NEA National Heritage Fellows celebrate during the concert’s finale. Photo by Michael G. Stewart.