EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
New York Folklore at the Linda
When: January 9, 2022
Where: The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, 338 Central Avenue, Albany NY
The January 9, 2022 program is as follows:
Aurelius John plays the, Dholak, Dhol and Tabla and Shaman Raphael is a Harmonium (also known as pump organ) player. Both grew up in the city of Lahore, capital of the Punjab Province in southern Pakistan. Aurelius and Shaman have been playing since they were young and routinely perform in the area along with other Pakistani musicians in religious and social gatherings. They will be accompanied by Daniel Walayat. ( From our Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival Program Book)
Veena and Devesh Chandra
Veena is an internationally renowned sitarist, composer, teacher and choreographer. She is the founder and director of the Dance and Music School of India in Latham, NY where she teaches Indian classical music. She has been a faculty member at Skidmore College. She has been performing and teaching sitar for the last 60 years. She continued her advanced training under the late Ustad Vilayat Khan Saheb. Ustad Vilayat Khan Saheb very much enjoyed listening to her Sitar and grew very close to Veena and her son Devesh. http://www.veenachandra.com/about.htm
The Helderberg Blacksmith: A Blacksmith’s Art
When: November 14, 2021 – April 2022.
Where: New York Folklore Shop & Gallery, 129 Jay Street, Schenectady NY
Mr. Khoury was born in Albany, NY, studied at SUNY New Paltz and graduated The Appalachian Center for Craft (Tennessee Tech) cum laude with a BFA in metals. He returned to the Capital Region in 2013 and established his business, The Helderberg Blacksmith, in Albany County. Noah’s custom interior design and home décor pieces ornament historic homes and contemporary locations throughout the Hudson Valley.