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109, 2014

From First Date to Festival Art

September 1st, 2014|

The featured art for our 21st Festival is the work of a Washington, DC–based design firm with origins in Bloomington, and Lotus. Mike Englert and Ambica Prakash are the founding partners of Eighty2degrees, a socially responsible design firm whose client list includes the United Nations Foundation, Smithsonian Institution, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and National Geographic Kids.

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2708, 2014

Meet Katie Vernon – 2014 Lotus Volunteer T-shirt Designer

August 27th, 2014|

This year’s signature art for our Lotus volunteer T-shirt comes from illustrator Katie Vernon. “My inspiration came from my work as a florist and a landscaper, and my delight in the amazingness of nature.” […]

208, 2014

21st Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

August 2nd, 2014|

September 18 – 21, 2014
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607, 2014

Wear a Lotus Pin

July 6th, 2014|

— And help underwrite our free Festival programming.

When you buy a Lotus Pin ($5), you help us foot the bill for free events like Lotus in the Park, the Festival Arts Village, and this year’s special “Color + Movement” exhibit. Fan support is crucial to help us keep these programs accessible to all. […]

2905, 2014

Calling All Sponsors!

May 29th, 2014|

With spring behind us, the Lotus office is now “all Festival, all the time.” September may seem far away, but in our world, it’s just around the corner. Right now, the most important initiative (in addition to booking artists, of course) is making contact with business sponsors – new and returning – whose support will provide the foundation for the 2014 Lotus World Music and Arts Festival.

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110, 2013

IU Ukrainian Club Meets DakhaBrakha

October 1st, 2013|

Members of Indiana University’s Ukrainian Club connected with the avant-garde ensemble DakhaBrakha on Lotus weekend, and Ethnomusicology grad student Shaun Williams had a chance to talk to the band about their music, their creative process, and their impressions of American audiences as they embark on their first U.S. tour. […]

2308, 2013

Twenty Years of Lotus and IU

August 23rd, 2013|

Indiana University’s Mathers Museum of World Cultures was the very first Lotus venue: On a cool October afternoon in 1994, the festival began on the museum’s front porch, with a set of folk music by Andrew Lazaro, a Puerto Rican doctoral student at the IU School of Music. Afterward, there was a small parade to the new Waldron Arts Center downtown, symbolically linking campus and community, IU and Lotus.

The town/gown partnership that marked Lotus’s first year has held fast for two decades. […]

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 […]

1108, 2013

World Spirit Concert – Sunday, September 21

August 11th, 2013|

Wrap up your Lotus #21 with transcendent music from Mongolia and South Africa. Your 2014 Lotus Pin gets you in!

Arga Bileg fuses jazz improvisation with Mongolian traditional music; Derek Gripper takes genres as diverse as African kora compositions and baroque violin and transforms them, exquisitely, on classical guitar. At the Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E. Kirkwood, downtown Bloomington), Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E. Kirkwood), 3 – 5pm.

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208, 2013

September 21: World Spirit Concert

August 2nd, 2013|

With Arga Bileg and Derek Gripper
 

Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E. Kirkwood)

3 – 5 pm

The 2014 Lotus Pin gets you in ($5, available in advance at Bloomingfoods locations, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Box Office, Landlocked Music, at the Festival Store, and at the concert)

The Festival comes to a close with transcendent music from Mongolia and South Africa. Arga […]

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