On Tuesday afternoon, we car-pooled up to Washington, DC, to see Shanbehzadeh Ensemble perform at the Kennedy Center. We felt like crazy fans, groupies following our band around. How fun! We weren't allowed to take photos of their performance but you can see it here: http://www.kennedy-center.org/millennium The performance was 15 minutes longer than those at the Richmond Folk Festival. Wow, what energy. We were sad when it was over and they packed up all of their instruments into their friend's vehicle for the next leg of their tour. They will be in New York City on Saturday the 16th and then on to the west coast, followed by Canada, before they return home to Paris. We had an intense week of bonding! We miss them already.
K Street by the Potomac River
Afterwards, we went down to K Street for some food. We sat near the Potomac, eating on a patio, amazed by our experience, before heading back down the pike to Richmond.