“New York Folklore” with Wa Lika
The NYS Folklore Society presents the second date in a three-part showcase of our region’s artistic diversity.
Wa Lika Band
Patrick Kasongo is a capital region musician that 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.
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.