Ok, so in May, we're gonna do something just a little bit ... different!
It's New Age / World Music / Rock ... with bodypaint! You MUST watch the videos. We're going to try REALLY, REALLY hard to have this show outside, weather and audience permitting.
The Telesma experience is an ecstatic trans-cultural phenomenon with a highly infectious
and 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.
Alex Grey, the noted visionary artist, hailed Telesma as “shamanic... with a sense of an
underlying universal wisdom...a rare combination in a rock/techno band.”
Telesma 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.
“To experience Telesma live is to become part of the show. More than just music, it’s a swirling,
whirling, twirling event…it’s extremely hard not to become involved in the swaying, hypnotic
rhythms that pour forth from the stage.” — Michael Macey of the Chesapeake Music Guide
“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.
For more information, see http://telesmaband.com/