Cuban musicians to perform at IU's Festival Latino as part of Lotus World Music and Arts Festival
Sept. 8, 1999
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University is increasing its support of the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival this year with the second annual Festival Latino, campus workshops, and educational outreach through the Lotus Children's Bazaar. The Lotus Festival will take place Sept. 22-26. The Festival Latino and Children's Bazaar, both on Sept. 25, are free and open to the public.
Festival Latino, the only free outdoor concert of the Lotus festival, will be in Dunn Meadow from 1-5 p.m. Sponsored by the IU Office of Multicultural Affairs, La Casa and Union Board, this year's concert will feature some of the festival's best Latino musical groups in a celebration of Latino music and culture.
Performers will include the Cuban group Los Van Van, Cuban performer Barbarito Torres (featured in the Wim Wenders film "Buena Vista Social Club") and Venezuelan singer-songwriter Irene Farrera. Latino student groups will provide booths offering food and handicrafts. Festival Latino is in conjunction with September's Hispanic Heritage Month. Other campus supporters include the IU International Resource Center and IU Bloomington.
The Children's Bazaar, sponsored by the IU Credit Union, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Alumni Hall at the Indiana Memorial Union. The event will feature hands-on educational activities for the whole family and a performance by Paschal Younge and the West Virginia University African Drum Ensemble.
For Lotus Festival Education Day on Sept. 24, the IU Office of International Programs is providing financial support for school bus transportation for participating Monroe County students. During education day, students will participate in a series of interactive activities designed to foster a greater understanding of world cultures. Other sponsoring departments are the West European Studies Center, Russian and East European Institute, and the Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center.
IU's participation in the education day activities will be led by the Center for the Study of Global Change and IU's area studies centers. Participating centers include the African Studies Program, East Asian Studies Center, India Studies Program, Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center, Polish Studies Center, Russian & East European Institute, Central Eurasian Studies, and the West European Studies Center. IU will provide a significant educational contribution along with Bloomington organizations and individuals.
Other festival offerings supported by IU include:
For further information on the Lotus Festival and IU's combined activities, visit the Lotus Festival's Web site at http://www.lotusfest.org or contact Shawn Reynolds, director of IU's International Resource Center, at 812-856-5861 or email@example.com
(George Vlahakis, 812-855-0846, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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