EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
New York Folklore at the Linda
When: February 13, 2022
3:00 p.m. Doors open at 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, 338 Central Avenue, Albany NY
The first of three concerts will feature Patrick Kasongo and the Wa Lika Band
Patrick Kasongo has been performing in festivities and social events in the region for more than a decade. His ensemble, Wa Lika interpret Congolese Rumba and Sebene. Patrick grew up in Kinshasa, Capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo and started playing music at a young age with a self-made one string guitar similar to Diddley bows found in the US blues tradition.
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.