Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Lotus Festival


This past weekend was the Lotus Festival in Bloomington. This is a wonderful world music festival that happens each year in October. This year Eric and I saw Tuvan throat singers, Tibetan song, traditional Irish music, rockin' Klezmer, Malian acoustic music, Balkan techno-rock, old tyme Americana, blues & jazz, Hindustani slide guitar, tabla and other Indian and Afghani music and dance, gospel music... There was a whole lot to see and hear! We had a great time. Some photos (we'll try to post some videos later)...







That's a sand mandala they had in one of the yurt-like huts built for the purpose of the festival. You could add to the mandala- it was really fun. The next day the mandala had been swept away (because that's what is supposed to happen with Tibetan sand mandalas, meant to symbolize the impermanence of life) and a new one done.

3 Comments:

At 1:20 PM, Blogger Ingrid said...

Wow, fantastic photos! Very artsy...appropriate for such an artsy event.

 
At 1:27 PM, Blogger Giggly Girl Eats said...

yes, lovely photos, indeed.

hey, i haven't seen what your menagerie is up to, lately. isn't that, in fact, the purpose of your blog? how are the little ones?

 
At 1:39 PM, Blogger Pug&MooseMama said...

details, details, gigglygirl! in fact, i think eric might post a photo soon of one of the doggies...

 

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