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Lotus Live

Lotus Live features live performances from Bloomington’s annual Lotus World and Music Festival artists.

Lotus Live – Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

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

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

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

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

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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