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Lotus Live

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

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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