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Four women and six men stand on a stage, addressing the crowd. Behind them is a projection of their photo and a band comprised of a vocalist, men playing the kora, ngoni, and calabash and other percussion instruments, and a dancer.

The 2019 National Heritage Fellows (left to right): Blanca “Blanquita Rosa” Rodríguez, Beatriz “La Paloma del Norte” Llamas, Rich Smoker, Josephine Lobato, Balla Kouyaté, James F. Jackson, Mama Linda Goss, Bob Fulcher, Grant Bulltail, and Dan Ansotegui. Photo by Tom Pich