Tuva . . . Madagascar . . . Paris . . . Bloomington
Traditional . . . experimental . . . acoustic . . . electric
Dozens of countries . . . dozens of cultures
Each September, the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival—a celebration of music, song, dance, and art-—transforms a southern Indiana college town into an international oasis, featuring a dazzling array of talent, high spirits, and bonhomie. Bringing the World to Our Neighborhood portrays this unique event in photographs and music, and documents how Lotus has blossomed in the heart of middle America.
The vibrant images in this book provide an intimate look at the festival, highlighting the variety that has drawn crowds from within and beyond Bloomington since 1994. From the downtown stages to the street parades, free performance booths, and vendors; from the exhilaration of live performances to the bustle behind the scenes—the spirit of Lotus is showcased here, captured in more than a hundred photographs. It’s the next best thing to being there!