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 that shook the underground festival scene from coast to coast. Every Telesma show is a vortex of creativity; a celebration of body, mind and spirit. Their vast arsenal of musical finery includes vocals and instruments as divergent as the didgeridoo, kubing (bamboo mouth harp from the Philippines), bass, keyboards, drum kit, electronic and tribal drums, and the manDrum (an invention of Telesma's guitarist. Their sound has been 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. Dancing is mandatory.

Telesma is: Ian Hesford (didgeridoo, kubing, dumbek, percussion), Jason Sage (keyboards, vocals, percussion, programmer), Joanne Juskus (vocals, percussion, karatalas), Chris Mandra (guitar, analog guitar synth, the manDrum, and vocals), Bryan "Jonesy" Jones (6 string MIDI & upright basses, theremin, percussion), and Brandon Wildman (drum kit, percussion, electronic drums). This year featuring special bellydancing guest Indra Lazul.

















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