Lotus World Music and Arts Festival
The Lotus World Music & Arts Festival and the
Inner Asian Uralic National Resource Center Present
Srinivas Krishnan, Abbos Kosimov, Homayun Sakhi, and Friends
Friday, September 27, First Christain Center, 10:30 - 11:45 p.m.
Percussionist Srinivas Krishnan plays the tabla, ghatam, mridangam, dumbek, and bodhran, and
is known for bringing diverse world music ensembles together on Lotus stages. This year, he is
joined by Uzbek percussionist Abbos Kosimov on the doyra (a frame drum, with jingles, that is
common to Central Asia music) and Afghan musician Homayun Sakhi on the rubab, a doublechambered
plucked lute with origins in Afghanistan and Pakistan. With special guests
percussionist Jamey Haddad and violinist Dr. M. Lalitha.
Thursday, September 26, Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E. Kirkwood), 7 p.m (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Friday, September 27, Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E. Kirkwood), 8:45 -10:00 p.m.
Frigg plays some of the most exciting string music you’ll ever hear — bank of fiddles; an upright
bass; guitar; mandolin – in a lyrical and often break-neck style that is three parts Nordic newgrass
and one part American bluegrass. (They call this “Nordgrass.”) When the band first came to
Lotus, in 2004, they were relatively new on the Nordic string scene, and had one CD to their
name. Almost 10 years later, they tour the world all the time, and they’ve made lots of friends and
fans in Bloomington. It’s traditional music on acoustic instruments – but supercharged.
Friday, September 27, First United Methodist Church, 10:30 - 11:45 p.m.
Saturday, September 28, IU Global Village, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 28, First United Methodist Church, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Sunday September 29, Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E. Kirkwood) 3 – 5 p.m.
The four young women of Kardemimmit are all singers, and all play the Finnish national
instrument – the kantele. They perform old songs as well as their own modern, original folk music
that is the newest version of a long tradition. If you’re new to the kantele, think zither or dulcimer:
the quartet play both the 15-stringed and 38-stringed variety. The distinctive sound of this
plucked acoustic instrument and their strong yet delicate vocal harmonies make Kardemimmit a
stand-out contemporary Nordic ensemble. With Frigg, they give the 20th Lotus its strongest
Finnish flavor ever.
For performance times, dates, tickets, and to learn more visit lotusfest.org