2017 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert

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The host and a group of seven men and women line up on stage to give a final bow at the end of the concert. There are three musicians playing behind the group in the background.

The Heritage Fellows take a final bow at the 2017 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert. From left to right: Concert host Martha Gonzalez, Norik Astvatsaturov, Modesto Cepeda, Anna Brown Ehlers, Dwight Lamb, Thomas Maupin, Phil Wiggins, and Eva Ybarra. (not in attendance: Ella Jenkins and Cyril Pahinui)

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A group of five men and women perform on stage playing a guitar,  the bass,  the drums, and the accordion with another woman singing.

Conjunto accordionist and bandleader Eva Ybarra (second from left) performs with her band (l-r) Joe Perez, Pedro Lopez, Sandy Rodriguez, and Richard Perez.

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A man is standing on stage behind a table displaying gold decorative boxes. He is holding one of the boxes and talking to the concert host standing next to him.

Armenian repoussé metal artist Norik Astvatsaturoc explains his process to concert host Martha Gonzalez.

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Two men are seated on stage playing the guitar with an image projected behind them of another man playing a guitar.

Jeff Peterson and Sean Robbins perform in honor of slack key guitarist Cyril Pahinui.

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Danish button accordionist and Missouri-style fiddler Dwight Lamb (center) performs with (l-r) Bill Peterson, Nate Kemperman, Amber Gaddy, and David Cavins.

Danish button accordionist and Missouri-style fiddler Dwight Lamb (center) performs with (l-r) Bill Peterson, Nate Kemperman, Amber Gaddy, and David Cavins.

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Claudia Eliaza and Dan Zanes perform in honor of children’s folk singer and musician Ella Jenkins.

Claudia Eliaza and Dan Zanes perform in honor of children’s folk singer and musician Ella Jenkins.

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A group of men and women dance on stage. The men wear white suits and hats and one man plays a drum. The women are in long white dresses and different colored head scarves.

Bomba and plena musician Modesto Cepeda (center) performs with musicians and dancers from El Centro Cultural de Bomba y Plena Dr. Modesto Cepeda.

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A man stands in the center of the stage dancing. A young woman is standing next to him gesturing to his feet. A group of three men are off to the side of the stage playing the fiddle, the banjo , and the guitar.

Old-time buckdancer Thomas Maupin performs with his apprentice Courtney Williams. Musicians include (l-r) Casey Meikle, Daniel Rothwell, Austin Dewberry, and Danny Rothwell.

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Three women and the concert host stand on stage looking at a Chilak weaving. Three women are wearing woven robes.

Chilkat weaver Anna Brown Ehlers (third from left) with her friend Jacqueline Pata (left), daughter Marie Ehlers (second from left) and concert host Martha Gonzalez.

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A band performs on stage on the piano, violin, bass, harmonica, and guitar, with a man dancing next to them.

Acoustic blues harmonica player Phil Wiggins (third from right) performs with the Chesapeake Sheiks. (l-r) Ian Walters, Marcus Moore, Steve Wolfe, Matt Kelly, and Baakari Wilder.