Friday, November 1, 2013


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TELESMA (Psychedelic Tribal Rock) featuring bellydancing by Leyla Fahada. The Telesma experience is an ecstatic trans-cultural phenomenon with a highly infectiousand danceable beat. Exploding on the Baltimore music scene in 2002, it soon developed a loyal local fan base and then shook the underground festival scene from coast to coast. Telesma’s live show blurs the line between performer and audience, attracting the most creative VJs, dancers, visual artists and body artists to its shows. Every Telesma show is a vortex of creativity; a celebration of body, mind and spirit. The didgeridoo and manDrum too. Telesma’s vast arsenal of musical finery includes instruments as divergent as the didgeridoo, kubing (bamboo mouth harp from the Philippines), to electronic and tribal drums and the manDrum, one of the inventions of Telesma’s guitarist, as well as bass, keyboards, drum kit and the human voice. Hard to describe. Dancing is mandatory. Telesma’s sound has been sometimes described as “psychedelic tribal modern world dance music, “ with diverse sounds ranging from intense polyrhythmic rock to the trance-like pulses of modern electronic dance/groove music. “Dead Can Dance... with Teeth” -- Telesma has been compared to Dead Can Dance, Pink Floyd, Tabla Beat Science, Amon Tobin, King Crimson, Ravi Shankar, Krishna Das, Afro-Celt Soundsystem, Bob Marley, Sun Ra Arkestra, Thievery Corporation, Tool, Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum, and Peter Gabriel, to name a few. Telesma Offerings. Telesma introduced the first “Visionary Gathering” to Baltimore with the internationally recognized artist Alex Grey in 2008. Captured live in 5.1 Surround Sound, the band released the DVD of the event as well as the live CD, Hearing Visions: Live to great acclaim. More collaborative projects with Alex Grey at his Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM) ensued, as well as performances with visionary artist Adam Scott Miller. Their studio album, O(h)M, also received critical acclaim upon its release in 200
Ticket Price: $10.00
Door Time:7:00
Show Time:8:00
Ages:18 & Up

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