Lotus in the Park

2609, 2017

A “How to Lotus” Guide

September 26th, 2017|

by Jeff Mease, Guest Blogger/Supporter/Festival Fan/co-Founder + CEO – One World Enterprises

If you’re like me, and I think you are, you’ll have the best Lotus experience by doing it in a different way than you normally approach music performance. Most of us most of the time go to see live acts where we already know the […]

2606, 2017

Growing Up With Lotus

June 26th, 2017|

by Sophie Bird, Guest Blogger

As a child attending the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, I mostly noticed the colors. Lotus was like a kaleidoscope – lively and vibrant – from the bright outfits worn by international musicians to the purple, green, and blue stage lights that illuminated 6th Street after dark. Once a year, I sport […]

1708, 2013

Bernard Woma

August 17th, 2013|

Percussionist Bernard Woma is a master of the Ghanaian gyil, or xylophone, which he has been playing since he was two years old.

Founder and director of the Dagara Music and Arts Center in Accra, Ghana, he is a gifted and experienced teacher: from school programs in Brooklyn, to performances for heads of state, Bernard’s work […]

2907, 2013

Sancocho Music & Dance Collage

July 29th, 2013|

Dance and drumming of Cuba and Puerto Rico come to Lotus in the Park by way of Sancocho Music and Dance Collage. […]

2907, 2013

Radha Lakshmi

July 29th, 2013|

Radha Lakshmi is an interdisciplinary artist whose work draws on the women’s ritual and folkloric arts of her native Southern India, as well as other aboriginal traditions. She is an expert in the art of kolam, a traditional Indian form that incorporates mythology and symbols of Southern India: it is both a form of artistic […]

1807, 2013

The Revelers

July 18th, 2013|

The Revelers have serious cred on the Louisiana music scene – they are founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and the Pine Leaf Boys, two groups at the forefront of Louisiana’s cultural renaissance. […]

1707, 2013


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

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 […]

1407, 2013

Arga Bileg

July 14th, 2013|

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