A Night With Alash
Tamara Loewenthal has experienced hundreds of Lotus performances yet still finds inspiration in the special “Lotus Moments,” including yesterday when she spent the day sharing the amazing art of Tuvan throat singing with Paoli. The following excerpt captures so beautifully the moments that feeds the hearts of everyone involved, from audience, to volunteers, and even Lotus […]
A Night With Alash
Cure your spring fever with sounds from the Dominican!
Lotus ushers in March with sights and sounds from the barrio during six performances by Dominican artist DREAM (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring) Bachata Academy on Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6, as seven musicians ages 15-20 join award-winning faculty musician Martires De Leon to share their […]
How did you first hear about the Lotus organization
Promotional material for the Festival.
What initially inspired you to volunteer for our organization?
I thought it was so cool that such a broadly diverse world music event was happening in my hometown and was excited to learn that I could be part of it and so I volunteered.
Maracatu: Celebration from Brazil to Bloomington
Be part of bringing Brazil to Bloomington! Our 2018 visual arts project focuses on Maracatu, a 400-year old Afro-Brazilian parading tradition with origins in the northeastern city of Recife. Highlighting different strands of history and promoting community diversity, Maracatu acts as an expression of creativity and inclusivity, mirroring social concerns that are significant to society today.
“Celebrations from Brazil to Bloomington,” led by artist and ethnomusicologist Dr. Colleen Haas, will offer FREE, all-ages activity stations and workshops throughout Festival weekend, including at Lotus in the Park and in the Festival Arts Village. Participants will have opportunities to design, create, and use percussion instruments like those commonly played at Maracatu Carnival festivities…and then join Dr. Haas (and local group Women of Mass Percussion) to learn Maracatu rhythms and perform as a community.
This project is supported in part by the City of Bloomington Arts Commission’s Arts Project Grant Program.
The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation officially launches its year-long 2016 initiative, “One Million Stars to End Violence: Lotus International Star-Weaving Project” on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2016.
Weave a star at the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, and meet the project’s founder! Details here.
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