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706, 2017

Lotus Launches “One Million Stars To End Violence” Project

June 7th, 2017|

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.
Visit our Events Calendar for dates & details on […]

1807, 2013

Catherine MacLellan

July 18th, 2013|

Catherine MacLellan’s fine lyrics and pure vocals make her one of the finest young singer-songwriters on the North American roots scene. […]

1807, 2013

Mames Babegenush

July 18th, 2013|

Mames Babegenush comes to Lotus from the vibrant cultural milieu of Copenhagen. Firmly rooted in klezmer, the six-member ensemble nonetheless crosses musical boundaries, blending this classic Jewish music with genres as diverse as tango, rock, cumbia, electronica, and Israeli folk music. Their dynamic, past-meets-present take on klezmer is designed to invigorate one of the world’s […]

1807, 2013

Emel Mathlouthi

July 18th, 2013|

Emel Mathlouthi first took the stage at the age of 8 in the Ibn Sina suburb of Tunis. In her mid-twenties, she moved to France to pursue her singing career, and her song “Kelmti Horra” (My Word Is Free) was sung on the streets of Tunis by Arab Spring revolutionaries. […]

1807, 2013

Movits!

July 18th, 2013|

Movits! returns to Bloomington with their special Swedish blend of hip-hop and swing. […]

1807, 2013

Singing for the Planets

July 18th, 2013|

Srinivas Krishnan plays the tabla, ghatam, mridangam, dumbek, and bodhran, and is known for exploring the complex and beautiful rhythms of Indian classical music and translating them into improvisational settings that often speak to other cultures and genres. He directs percussionists Sathish Pathakota and Kiran Pathakota on mridangam and kanjira, violinist Narasimha Kikkeri, and vocalist Pranav […]

1807, 2013

Nagata Shachu

July 18th, 2013|

Rooted in the taiko drumming traditions of Japan, Toronto-based Nagata Shachu’s heart-pounding performances combine thunderous, primal drumbeats with subtle, intricate rhythms. […]

1807, 2013

Erkan Oğur’s Telvin Trio

July 18th, 2013|

Emerging from the jazz and blues scene in Istanbul, the Telvin Trio is well known for its virtuosic expression of contemporary jazz. Led by Erkan Oğur – whose brilliant fretless guitar work combines ethnic folk music and traditional Turkish themes with rock, blues, and contemporary jazz – the trio also features Turgut Alp Bekoğlu on […]

1807, 2013

Orkesta Mendoza

July 18th, 2013|

Orkesta Mendoza delivers mambo and cumbia – big time. […]

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. […]