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Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

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1707, 2013

Kaia

July 17th, 2013|

* Kat Domingo Memorial Artist *

Kaia performs jazz, spirituals, original compositions, improvisations, and songs from many cultural traditions around the globe. […]

1607, 2013

FullSet

July 16th, 2013|

FullSet is Michael Harrison (fiddle), Martino Vacca (uillean pipes), Janine Redmond (button accordion), Eamonn Moloney (bodhrán), Andy Meaney (guitar), and Katie Else (vocals). The centuries-long tradition of Irish music is alive and well in this young Limerick-based band: they move fluidly from wicked-fast jigs and reels to heartfelt ballads. Relaxed and engaging on stage, each […]

1607, 2013

Las Cafeteras

July 16th, 2013|

Formed in East Los Angeles to document neighborhood history through music, Las Cafeteras has been praised as a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia, and rock” by the LA Times. With the son jarocho tradition of Veracruz at its core – think “La Bamba,” with a contemporary edge – Las Cafeteras adds […]

1607, 2013

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

July 16th, 2013|

This six-piece ensemble performs traditional music from the Salento Peninsula in the Puglia region of southern Italy. Led by violinist and percussionist Mauro Durante, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino returns to the Lotus stage with vibrant pizzica (the traditional dance and music of Salento), tender songs of love and longing, and its own modern take on the […]

1607, 2013

Lotus Dickey Song Workshop

July 16th, 2013|

Grey Larsen, Janne Henshaw, NanMcEntire, Steve Dickey, Nancy Dickey, and Paul Tyler — all of whom knew Hoosier musician and songwriter Lotus Dickey (1911-1989)—will lead a workshop in which you’ll learn some of Lotus’s best songs. The Lotus World Music and Arts Festival was named in part for this Hoosier treasure; his curious, humble, gentle […]

1507, 2013

Vanesa Aibar & Company

July 15th, 2013|

Vanesa Aibar is an award-winning choreographer and dancer of flamenco, the classic musical tradition of southern Spain. […]

1507, 2013

Aurelio

July 15th, 2013|

Born on Honduras’ Caribbean coast, Aurelio Martinez grew up steeped in the traditions of the Garifuna people, descendants of shipwrecked slaves who intermarried with locals on the island of St. Vincent and were deported to the Central American coast in the late eighteenth century. […]

1507, 2013

Banda Magda

July 15th, 2013|

Banda Magda brings chic, lively style to the notion of “world music,” along with playful gestures and a splash of retro humor. Led by Greek-born Magda Giannikou – a singer, accordionist, and award-winning film scorer – the band moves fluidly from samba to Greek dance rhythms, from vintage French pop to Django-esque jazz manouche. The […]

1407, 2013

Arga Bileg

July 14th, 2013|

The seven-piece group Arga Bileg introduces jazz improvisation into Mongolian folk music traditions.  […]

1209, 2012

Festival Store + Festival Fare

September 12th, 2012|

Keep Lotus close to your heart with some Festival memorabilia — CDs from your favorite performing artists, T-shirts (you have three design colors to choose from), and even earrings and pendants re-purposed from vintage festival pins. […]

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