This year’s Lotus Blossoms has come and gone, leaving indelible images of Indiana kids at moments of marvelous discovery: drumming with an Ivory Coast musician; watching Indian dancers tell stories with exquisite gestures; stomping feet to Quebecois rhythms. For many students who attended Lotus Blossoms events, this is Lotus, their very own festival, delivered to […]
Pascal Gemme, Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand, and Yann Falquet — the Montreal-based trio known as Genticorum — capture the essence of French-Canadian culture with a big, joyous sound and brilliant musicianship. You’re invited to join Genticorum on Monday, March 24, for a free performance and workshop on Quebecois music at the Monroe County Public Library.
The first week of Lotus Blossoms was a beautiful whirlwind of Indian folk traditions with our new friends, Kalapriya. By the time the group headed back to their home base in Chicago, Pranita Jain, Anu Bhatt, and Rouchana Igoudina had traveled four counties and introduced more than 2,000 children to the intricate beauty – and […]
The Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment balance has doubled in just two years, now totaling nearly $400,000. We owe special thanks to the year-end donors who chose to add a little more to their annual gift to help us increase the endowment, and we hope our generous donors and friends will keep this momentum going as we look […]