2010 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Celebration - Banquet

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

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Yacub Addy opens the banquet with a performance using his father’s drum. Photo by Tom Pich.

Yacub Addy opens the banquet with a performance using his father’s drum. Photo by Tom Pich.

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Jim Chancellor 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.

Jim Chancellor 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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Gladys Kukana Grace’s students, friends, and family traveled from all over the country to join her for the 2010 National Heritage Fellowships events. Photo by Tom Pich.

Gladys Kukana Grace’s students, friends, and family traveled from all over the country to join her for the 2010 National Heritage Fellowships events. Photo by Tom Pich.

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Mary Jackson addresses the family and friends of the 2010 National Heritage Fellows at the banquet. Photo by Tom Pich.

Mary Jackson addresses the family and friends of the 2010 National Heritage Fellows at the banquet. Photo by Tom Pich.

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Del McCoury addresses the family and friends of the 2010 National Heritage Fellows at the banquet. Photo by Tom Pich.

Del McCoury addresses the family and friends of the 2010 National Heritage Fellows at the banquet. Photo by Tom Pich.

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Kamala Lakshmi Narayanan’s students and friends joined her for the banquet. Photo by Tom Pich.

Kamala Lakshmi Narayanan’s students and friends joined her for the banquet. Photo by Tom Pich.

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Mike Rafferty 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.

Mike Rafferty 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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Judith McCulloh addresses the family and friends of the 2010 National Heritage Fellows at the banquet. Photo by Tom Pich.

Judith McCulloh addresses the family and friends of the 2010 National Heritage Fellows at the banquet. Photo by Tom Pich.

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Ezequiel Torres closes the banquet with a performance. Photo by Tom Pich.

Ezequiel Torres closes the banquet with a performance. Photo by Tom Pich.