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September 9, 2016

 

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker: Moon Musing and Robbie Burns

The first US tour of UK folk duo Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker includes a date at the Lotus Festival. In anticipation, they discuss music and ice cream.

July 5, 2016

 

The King’s Singers In Columbus

"A Dream of singing and traveling became a reality." Chris Bruerton, King's Singer since 2012

September 16, 2014

 

Back Stage Is Where ‘Lotus Guy’ Lee Williams Prefers To Be

Lee Williams has been booking musicians for Lotus since the very beginning, but his history as a music programmer in Bloomington goes back to the early 1980s.

September 24, 2012

 

Lotus Fest 2012: A Recap In Pictures

Photographs from the 19th annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival in downtown Bloomington.

June 28, 2012

 

Early Music + World Music + Jazz = East of the River

Early music veterans Daphna Mor and Nina Stern attempt to expand the audience for early music to include fans of world music and jazz.

February 7, 2012

 

Kaia Goes Far And Wide—And Deep—With ‘Freedom Land’

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?"

September 20, 2011

 

Lotus Volunteers: Homegrown Citizens Of The World

The magic dust that transforms Bloomington into a multicultural mecca for Lotus weekend also converts mere mortals into an elite corps of volunteers.

June 28, 2011

 

Mavis Staples To Headline Lotus Festival 2011

Staples is a legendary performer who's received Grammy nominations in blues, gospel, folk and pop alike.

October 3, 2008

 

On the March at Lotus Fest

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.

July 11, 2008

 

Summer Night of Lotus 2008

The Lotus Festival of World Music has been bringing artists from the around the world to Bloomington, Indiana since 1994. The festival, held in late September or early October, has continued to expand its focus. A few years ago, a festival preview in mid-summer was added to the docket, “Summer Night of Lotus.” Executive Director […]

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