Lotus Festival bring taste of culture to Bloomington



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Parade participants in the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival prepare to start the parade on Sept. 18, 2010 on Kirkwood Avenue. Olivia Corya Buy Photos


This is the 18th year for the festival, and it will take place from September 22 through 25, 2011.

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Firebreather, IU Kelly School of Business student, and 26-year senior Jim Keplinger prepares to put fire on a stick into his mouth during the end of a parade at the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival on Sept. 18, 2010 at the Sample Gates. Ted Somerville Buy Photos

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Inder Paul Singh, keyboardist for the group Funkadesi, performs durng the band's show on Sept. 17, 2010 during the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival. Courtney Deckard Buy Photos

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A fire dancer of Kali Ma Fire Troupe performs during the the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival on Sept. 17, 2010 on Kirkwood Avenue. Ted Somerville Buy Photos

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The Kali-Ma Fire Troupe of Bloomington dances during the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival on Sept. 17, 2010 on Kirkwood Avenue. Chaz Mottinger Buy Photos

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Los de Abajo's horn section sings background vocals at the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival on Sept. 17, 2010 in downtown Bloomington. Ryan Dorgan Buy Photos

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