New York Folklore has announced a Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival, featuring music and craft demonstrations, hands-on activities for children, and food trucks representing the diverse food of the region, set for Sunday, October 3rd from 11:30 am to 5 pm at the Washington Park Lakehouse in Albany.
Featured artists include Muhammad Ismail Muhammad Durdi (Afghan jewelry); Fatou Camara (hair braiding/Ivory Coast); Majaliwa D Maulidi (Congolese wood carving); Asmah Hashimi (Afghan henna); Pinya Aung (Karen harp); Mundo Nuevo (Latinx music); Inner Vision Gospel Ensemble of the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church; Wa Lika Band (Mbaya Patrick Kasongo – Congolese music) and more.
The festival is the result of a year-long documentation project (and the field research of Anne Rappaport, Ladan Nikravan, Edgar Betelu, and Reyers Brusoe) to identify artists and cultural traditions in Albany and Rensselaer Counties.
A full schedule and line-up can be found on the New York Folklore website.
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