19th Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival to Be Held September 20-23, 2012

The annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival will take place September 20-23, 2012 in Bloomington Indiana. The festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.

The Lotus Festival takes place in downtown Bloomington (Indiana) at multiple venues. Stages range from the Buskirk-Chumley Theater to standing-room-only street tents, to churches.

Lotus offers both ticketed showcases and free events for all ages. Saturday’s Lotus in the Park is packed with live performances, hands-on art projects, and interactive workshops with Festival artists.

Partial Festival line-up

Canteca de Macao (Spain) / Saturday

Deolinda (Portugal) / Friday, Saturday

Fatoumata Diawara (Mali) / Friday, Saturday

Fishtank Ensemble (US, France, Serbia) / Friday, Saturday

Galant, Tu Perds Ton Temps (Canada) / Friday, Saturday

Global Rhythms (India, US) / Sunday

JPP (Finland) / Friday, Saturday

Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird (Germany) / Saturday

Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three (US) / Friday

MC Rai (Tunisia, US) / Saturday

Movits! (Sweden) / Friday, Saturday

Panorama Jazz Band (US) / Friday, Saturday

Keith Terry & Evie Ladin Duo (US)

Trio Brasileiro (Brazil) / Friday, Saturday

Vida Reunion (US) / Friday, Saturday

Taj Weekes & Adowa (St. Lucia, US) / Friday, Saturday

More information at lotusfest.org

Author: World Music Central News Department

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