2011 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Celebration - Banquet

NEA National Heritage Fellowships Banquet at the Library of Congress on September 21, 2011.

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Frank Newsome opens the banquet with a hymn. Photo by Tom Pich

Frank Newsome opens the banquet with a hymn. Photo by Tom Pich

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Bo Dollis's wife, Rita, and son, Bo Dollis Jr. Photo by Tom Pich

Bo Dollis's wife, Rita, and son, Bo Dollis Jr. Photo by Tom Pich

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Warner Williams with family and friends. Photo by Tom Pich

Warner Williams with family and friends. Photo by Tom Pich

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Yuri Yunakov addresses the audience of National Heritage Fellows and their families and friends. Photo by Tom Pich

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Laverne Brackens with her family and friends. Photo by Tom Pich

Laverne Brackens with her family and friends. Photo by Tom Pich

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Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro 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

Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro 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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Roy and PJ Hirabayashi with family and friends. Photo by Tom Pich

Roy and PJ Hirabayashi with family and friends. Photo by Tom Pich

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Jim Griffith and his wife, Loma. Photo by Tom Pich

Jim Griffith and his wife, Loma. Photo by Tom Pich

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Led Kaapana performs at the close of the banquet. Photo by Tom Pich

Led Kaapana performs at the close of the banquet. Photo by Tom Pich