If you’ve been perusing the performer list on our website, you know that Balla Kouyaté will be playing at the 26th Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, as part of a duo, with Mamadou Diabate. What you may not know is that Balla has just been awarded a 2019 National Heritage Fellowship Award, an honor […]
The 22nd Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
September 24-27, 2015
Downtown Bloomington, Indiana
Bloomingfoods Market & Deli, Blueline Media Productions,
and Indiana University
Click here for a full list of our awesome 2015 Festival Sponsors!
Tickets on sale now! – Online at bctboxoffice.com; Buskirk-Chumley Theater Box Office (114 E. Kirkwood), 812-323-3020. Weekend Passes also available at most Bloomingfoods locations.
Dance and drumming of Cuba and Puerto Rico come to Lotus in the Park by way of Sancocho Music and Dance Collage. […]
Catherine MacLellan’s fine lyrics and pure vocals make her one of the finest young singer-songwriters on the North American roots scene. […]
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 […]
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. […]
Movits! returns to Bloomington with their special Swedish blend of hip-hop and swing. […]
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 […]
Rooted in the taiko drumming traditions of Japan, Toronto-based Nagata Shachu’s heart-pounding performances combine thunderous, primal drumbeats with subtle, intricate rhythms. […]
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 […]