2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert

2018 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert at Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall on September 28, 2018. Photos by Tom Pich

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Ten people stand in a line on stage wearing medals, with a woman in a blue suit gesturing toward them.

The 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellows take a final bow. From left to right: concert host Martha Gonzalez, Barbara Lynn, Cindy and Don Roy, Ethel Raim, Ofelia Esparza, Manuel Cuevas, Marion Coleman, Kelly Church, Eddie Bond, and Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim.

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A woman stands alone on a dark stage singing into a microphone.

2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow Ethel Raim opens the concert by singing a Yiddish traditional song.

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A man stands in front of a microphone playing the fiddle while behind him are musicians playing the banjo, bass, and guitar.

Appalachian old-time fiddler and 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow Eddie Bond (front) performs with the New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters. (left to right: Josh Ellis, Bonnie Bond, and Dennis Hall.)

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A man tap dances while holding a fiddle while behind him a group of musicians perform on the banjo, fiddle, bass, guitar, and mandolin.

Appalachian old-time fiddler and 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow Eddie Bond (front) performs with the New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters (left to right: Josh Ellis (banjo), Bonnie Bond (bass), Dennis Hall (guitar), and Caroline Noel Beverly(mandolin)) as well as Erynn Marshall (fiddle).

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A woman smiles in front of two quilts hanging behind her, one showing African American women and another including photos and words.

African-American quilter and 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow Marion Coleman.

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Two women stand on a stage looking at a quilt. There are eight quilts hung around them and one shown on a large screen.

African-American quilter and 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow Marion Coleman describes her quilts to concert host Martha Gonzalez.

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A man speaks behind a podium. Behind him is a large screen with a graphic reading "National Endowment for the Arts" on it.

Tony Chauveaux, deputy chairman for Programs and Partnerships at the National Endowment for the Arts, welcomes the audience to the concert.

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Two women talk together on a stage.

Traditional music and dance advocate Ethel Raim, recipient of the 2018 Bess Lomax Hawes NEA National Heritage Fellowship, with concert host Martha Gonzalez.

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A woman in a blue suit stands next to a man in a black suit on the side of a stage. Next to them is a line of people modeling country western clothing.

Rodeo tailor and 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow Manuel Cuevas and concert host Martha Gonzalez (left) with members of his family and band Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road modeling his creations.

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Three muisicians perform on the bass, fiddle, and guitar.

Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road perform in honor of Manuel Cuevas. (left to right: Brent Saulsbury, Kyle Dillingham, and Peter Markes.)

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Two women stand talking on either side of a table, featuring small dolls showing traditional clothing with intricate embroidery and embroidered pictures in frames.

Palestinian embroiderer and 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim with concert host, Martha Gonzalez.

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Three women and two children stand in a line on stage wearing black clothing with red embroidery. Next to them is a woman in a blue suit and a woman in a black dress with flower embroidery, and a table with small dolls and framed embroidery.

Palestinian embroiderer and 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim (right) with her family modeling clothes featuring her embroidery.

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A woman stands on a stage speaking while holding a basket made of wood, next to a table with several woven baskets on it. On the other side of table stands a woman in a blue suit listening.

Anishinabe (Gun Lake Band) black ash basketmaker and 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow Kelly Church with concert host, Martha Gonzalez.

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A table with several woven baskets of varying sizes and a wooden tool used to make the materials for the baskets.

Baskets created by Anishinabe (Gun Lake Band) black ash basketmaker and 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow Kelly Church.

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On a stage a man plays the fiddle next to a woman tap dancing and another man playing the bass.

Franco-American musicians and 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellows Don and Cindy Roy perform at the concert with Jay Young on bass.

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A woman in a blue suit gestures towards a woman sitting at a piano and a man sitting holding a fiddle.

Franco-American musicians and 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellows Don and Cindy Roy are interviewed by concert host Martha Gonzalez.

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Two women sit in chairs talking to one another next to a table featuring an altar made of small objects and bright orange and yellow flowers. Three women stand next to the table listening to the seated women talk.

Chicana altarista (Day of the Dead altar maker) and 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow Ofelia Esparza with members of her family and concert host, Martha Gonzalez.

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Bight orange and yellow flowers adorn an altar featuring small framed photos and candles.

An altar created by Chicana altarista (Day of the Dead altar maker) and 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow Ofelia Esparza.

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A woman sits in a chair on a stage singing and playing the electric guitar. Also on the stage are four men playing the organ, bass, drums, and electric guitar.

R&B musician and 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow Barbara Lynn performs with Lil’ Buck Sinegal’s Blues Band. (left to right: Sir Reginald Dural, Lee Allen Zeno, Martin Gordon, Lil’ Buck Sinegal).

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A woman sits in a chair on a stage singing and playing the electric guitar.

R&B musician and 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow Barbara Lynn.