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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