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New York Folklore at The Linda – Veena & Devesh Chandra

April 3 at 3:00 pm 5:00 pm


The New York State Folklore Society presents the final date in a three-part showcase of our region’s artistic diversity.

“Act” 1: 

Aurelius, Shaman, and Daniel

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, the 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)

“Act” 2:

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.html

Veena Chandra

New York Folklore is a membership organization, open to all, concerned with furthering cultural equity and strengthening the understanding of the role of folk and traditional arts in our lives. We support folk and traditional artists, community cultural experts, community-based cultural organizations, and academic and public sector folklorists.


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