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Lotus World Music & Arts Festival 2017 Announces Lineup

The 24th Lotus World Music & Arts Festival has revealed the 2017 program. The festival will take place September 28 – October 1, 2017 in Downtown Bloomington, Indiana (USA).

2017 Program

Trio de Kali
Soulful Mandé griot traditions, Mali

Traditional Tuvan throat-singing, Tuva (Russia)

Giri & Uni Peters
Brother-sister bluegrass duo, USA

Pan-American music & cultural collaboration Venezuela-Colombia-Brazil-USA

Sahba Motallebi & Naghmeh Farahmand
Iranian String & Percussion, Iran

De Temps Antan
Traditional Québécois, French Canadian


Stylish Ethio-jazz, Ethiopia

Traditional Georgian choral polyphony, Republic of Georgia

Rachel Sermanni
Scottish Singer-Songwriter, Scotland

Irene Atienza & Douglas Lora
Spanish & Brazilian vocals and guitar, Brazil

Lo’Jo: Fonetiq
North African, Gypsy, and French folk fusion, France

Isabel Berglund
Collaborative textile art installations, Denmark

The Outside Track
Scots, Irish, & Cape Breton folk fusion, Ireland

Modern Swedish string music, Sweden

Alex Cuba
Cuban pop Singer-Songwriter, Canada Cuba

Kaia Kater
Appalachian African-American, Canada

Betsayda Machado y La Parranda el Clavo
Afro-Venezuelan parranda traditions, Venezuela

Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna
Chilean singer-songwriter, Chile

Sam Bartlett
Cranky Storyteller, USA (Lotus Dickey Artist)

More at www.lotusfest.org


Lotus World Music & Arts Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

The annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival will take place September 15-18 in Bloomington, Indiana. The four- day festival includes eight downtown venues with internationally recognized artists representing over 20 countries, including Zimbabwe, Israel, Ghana, Sudan, Argentina, Ethiopia, Finland, Hungary, and Mongolia.

The lineup this year includes Finnish folk music, Canary Islands’ timple, classical Indian sarod, reggae, American roots and folk music, east African afropop, Yemeni folk-electronica, and more.

Aallotar (Finland) – US Finnish-American folk music
Adonis Puentes (Cuba) Contemporary Cuban son
Alsarah & The Nubatones (Sudan/US) East African retro-pop
Altan (Ireland) Irish folk music
Anda Union (Mongolia) Mongolian folk music
Anna & Elizabeth (U.S.) American roots & folk
A-Wa (Israel) Yemenite folk & electronic dance
Ayaan Ali Bangash (India) Classical Indian sarod
Baladino (Israel) Sephardic & Mediterranean fusion
Federspeil (Austria) Austrian brass
Fémina (Argentina) Urban fusion from Patagonia
Fendika (Ethiopia) Traditional Ethiopian music and dance
Fiddle River Stringband (USA) community dance Old-time & community dance
Germán Lopéz (Spain) Timple from the Canary Islands
Lautari (Poland) Polish ethno-jazz
Lotus Dickey Tribute (USA) Honoring an Indiana music icon
Maryann Talia Pau (Australia) One Million Stars founder
Mokoomba (Zimbabwe) High-energy Afro-fusion
Movits! (Sweden) Swedish swing & hip-hop
My Bubba (Sweden/Iceland) Minimalist folk music from Scandinavia
Palenke Soultribe (Colombia/USA) Afro-Colombian electronica
Riyazz Qawwali (USA) South Asian Sufi devotional music
Rocky Dawuni (Ghana) Reggae
Solo & Indrė (Senegal /Lithuania) Senegalese kora/Lithuanian kankles
Söndörgő (Hungary) Balkan tamburitza
The Dhol Foundation (UK/England) Dhol & Bhangra percussion

More information at www.lotusfest.org

Headline photo Anda Union