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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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