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March 2019

24th Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar – Family Day

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fairview Elementary School, 500 W. 7th St.
Bloomington, 47404 United States
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Free

Saturday, March 30 11:00am - 3:00pm (drop-in) Fairview Elementary School (500 W. 7th St., Bloomington) Free and open to the public The Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar is a free multicultural arts-and-education event for kids and families.  Created in 1996 with the help of area teachers, the World Bazaar has become a tradition in Monroe County schools…

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April 2019

Orchid Ensemble Performance

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meadowwood Retirement Community, 2455 N Tamarack Trail
Bloomington, IN 47408 United States
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The Orchid Ensemble has been tirelessly developing an innovative musical genre based on the cultural exchange between Western and Asian musicians. Since 1997, Lan Tung (Taiwan/Canada) on the erhu/Chinese violin, Xiaomei Zhu (Canada/China) on the zheng/Chinese zither, and Jonathan Bernard (Canada) on percussion have developed a bold, wide-ranging repertoire that includes traditional and contemporary music of China,…

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Firebay Event: Adilei Yodeling Workshop & Performance

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Lotus Firebay, 105 N. Rogers
Bloomington, IN 47404
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FREE / Donations Welcome

Stop by the Lotus Firebay to learn how to yodel with the men of Adilei (Republic of Georgia) and stay for a performance by Adelei. About the Artist Though the six vocalists of Adilei hail from diverse backgrounds, the art of choral polyphonic traditions binds them together. Adilei’s music is rooted in the western Georgian province of…

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Adilei at the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies, 355 N. Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
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Adilei offers the students of Indiana University a chance to learn more about the Republic of Georgia with Georgian choral polyphony. Presented by the Russian and East European Institute, the event takes place in the Shreve Auditorium at the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Affairs. About the Artist Though the six vocalists of Adilei hail from…

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Adilei at Eskenazi Hospital

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital, 720 Eskenazi Ave.
Indianapolis, IN United States
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Though the six vocalists of Adilei hail from diverse backgrounds, the art of polyphonic traditions binds them together. Adilei’s music is rooted in the western Georgian province of Guria, the home to the most intricate and colorful form of Georgian polyphonic folk singing. Gurian song devotes equal attention to all vocal elements to create unique melodies that come together…

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Sin-Isan Performance

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FAR Center for Contemporary Arts, 202 S. Rogers Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
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Lotus joins FAR Center for Contemporary Arts and IU Southeast Asian Studies to present an evening with Thailand's Sin-Isan.  Sin-Isan performs Northeastern Thai music and dance. The Isan region in northern Thailand has its own distinct culture and language.  Considered the “rice bowl” of Thailand, Isan shares important heritage with neighbors Cambodia and Laos. Based in…

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September 2019

26th Annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

September 26 - September 29
Downtown Bloomington, 100 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, 47408
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Save the date for the 26th annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival as it returns to the heart of Bloomington, Indiana,  September 26-29, 2019.  We look forward to our 26th year of filling the downtown streets with an eclectic blend of global sound and spectacle. For more than two decades, the non-profit Lotus Education and Arts…

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