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Lotus Festival bring taste of culture to Bloomington


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The Lotus World Music and Art Festival is an annual Bloomington event featuring performances and music from all around the world. It’s a great way to experience another culture or get a little taste of home.
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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