2011 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Celebration - Concert

NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland, on September 23, 2011.

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Frank Newsome opens the concert with the hymn "Beulah Land." Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Frank Newsome opens the concert with the hymn "Beulah Land." Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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Roy and PJ Hirabayashi perform with members of the group they founded in 1973, San Jose Taiko. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Roy and PJ Hirabayashi perform with members of the group they founded in 1973, San Jose Taiko. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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Roy and PJ Hirabayashi and San Jose Taiko. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Roy and PJ Hirabayashi and San Jose Taiko. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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Warner Williams (right) with musical partner Jay Summerour. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Warner Williams (right) with musical partner Jay Summerour. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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Concert emcee and host of public radio's American Routes Nick Spitzer interviews Laverne Brackens about her improvisational quilt making. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Concert emcee and host of public radio's American Routes Nick Spitzer interviews Laverne Brackens about her improvisational quilt making. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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Jim Griffith (left) is interviewed by friend, colleague, and Chairman of the National Council on the Traditional Arts Joe Wilson. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Jim Griffith (left) is interviewed by friend, colleague, and Chairman of the National Council on the Traditional Arts Joe Wilson. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro (second from left) performs with his band. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro (second from left) performs with his band. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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Bulgarian saxophone player Yuri Yunakov and his band perform. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Bulgarian saxophone player Yuri Yunakov and his band perform. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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Hawaiian slack key guitar player Led Kaapana performs. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Hawaiian slack key guitar player Led Kaapana performs. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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Son of Big Chief Bo Dollis, Bo Dollis, Jr. (second from left) performs with the Wild Magnolias. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Son of Big Chief Bo Dollis, Bo Dollis, Jr. (second from left) performs with the Wild Magnolias. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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Members of the Mardi Gras Indian tribe the Wild Magnolias. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Members of the Mardi Gras Indian tribe the Wild Magnolias. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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The 2011 NEA National Heritage Fellows. Photo by Michael G. Stewart

The 2011 NEA National Heritage Fellows. Photo by Michael G. Stewart