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Lotus Live – Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

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WFHB’s 2015 Lotus Live sessions brings you Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project for a live performance and interview! Focusing on songs collected by legendary folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this “collaboratory” led by Canadian banjo player Jayme Stone brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle, and re-imagine traditional music. The song …

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Lotus Live – Fanfaraï

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Fanfaraï joins WFHB’s 2015 Lotus Live sessions with an exclusive performance and interview! Fanfaraï joins together a cultural mix of 14 musicians for a colorful explosion North African music. The Paris-based group grew in 2005 out of a smaller Algerian street band, adding musicians from France, Morocco, and India who share a passion for what they call “the traditions of …

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Lotus Live – Kardemimmit

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Kardemminmit joins WFHB’s 2015 Lotus Live sessions for an exclusive performance and interview, live from The Blockhouse! The women of Kardemimmit sing and play the Finnish national instrument – the kantele. If you’re new to the kantele, think zither or dulcimer: the quartet has mastered both the 15-stringed and 38-stringed varieties. The distinctive sound of this plucked acoustic instrument and …

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Lotus Live – Ester Rada

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Ester Rada joins WFHB’s Lotus Live sessions for an exclusive performance and interview, live from The Blockhouse! Ester Rada was born in Israel to Ethiopian parents, and her cross-cultural sound reflects that dual heritage. Her band’s instrumentation and arrangements reflect Israeli music, the influence of Ethiopian jazz, a strong funk drive — and a multicultural sensibility. SONGS 1. Life Happens …

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Lotus Live – Baltic Crossing

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Kicking off our Lotus Live sessions, we bring you Baltic Crossing, live from The Blockhouse! The soaring, joyous music of Baltic Crossing comes from the folk scenes of the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. This young quintet’s musical prowess and love of old dance traditions make for brilliant sets of jigs, polskas, waltzes, schottisches, and other tunes. Ian Stephenson (guitar) and …

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Ins and Outs of Money – The 411 on Financial 911s

Your family may have an emergency plan for things like tornadoes and fires, but do you have one for your finances? Kristina offers options for stocking up your household’s financial first aid kit.

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Mayor Mark Kruzan interviews Civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis

Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis addressed a full house last night at the IU Auditorium. Lewis spoke about his childhood in rural Georgia, where he was the son of a sharecropper, as well as about his civil rights activism alongside figures such as Martin Luther, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph. Lewis was in town to speak about his …

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Daily Local News – September 22, 2015

Earlier today both of Indiana’s U.S. senators voted in favor of a ban on most late-term abortions; IU-Bloomington is moving to compost much of its food waste; The People’s Art Fair is looking for new participants for their event, which takes place October 3rd. FEATURE Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis addressed a full house last night at the …

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EXCLUSIVE LOTUS INTERVIEW – Delhi 2 Dublin

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As the Lotus World Music Festival approaches, WFHB’s Adriane Pontecorvo chats with Canada’s Delhi 2 Dublin. Delhi 2 Dublin set is possibly the only place you’ll see a fiddle player rocking out with a kilt-wearing Korean, flanked by two Bhangra percussionists and a vocalist who looks like he would be at home in a Bollywood music video. The group began …

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EXCLUSIVE LOTUS INTERVIEW – Bhi Bihman

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As Bloomington gears up for the upcoming Lotus World Music Festival, WFHB’s Tall Steve chats with singer-songwriter Bhi Bihman. American singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman is known for his fine guitar playing, his clever and edgy lyrics, and a remarkable voice that has earned comparisons to such artists as Nina Simone and Bill Withers. “What a voice Bhi Bhiman has, full-bodied and …

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