The all-woman trio Fémina brings rap folk fusion and social consciousness from rural Argentina to Bloomington for the Lotus Festival.
A musical revue joins an up-and-coming folk artist with his musical—and philosophical—forebear in a kinship that transcends space and time.
Purists objected to Kaia's pairing of a shape note hymn and Radiohead. "What have you done to our music?" wrote Youtube viewers. "Who do you think you are?"
Her brand of American roots music, with its blues, rockabilly, country and jazz influences, will fit right in at the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival.
The 18th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival will feature performances by 26 groups, including the Creole Choir Of Cuba, the Orchid Ensemble and Dikanda.
Peter Noble-Kuchera reviews the third installment of the WTIU documentary focusing on the people and culture of Monroe County, Indiana.
The Lotus Festival of World Music draws more people to Bloomington, Indiana than practically any other event. For over a decade, it has become a Mecca for world music fans, and this year promises live up to that standard with artists from Scotland to Nigeria. The producers of Artworks found out more with Executive Director Lee Williams.
It's fall again, and for many residents of Bloomington, Indiana that can mean only one thing. The Lotus Festival of World Music will be taking over much of the downtown with the sights and sounds of one of the area's most anticipated events. The line-up this year includes musicians from Africa to the northern shores of Scotland. And, as executive director Lee Williams says, a couple of themes have emerged .