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Telesma's 8th Annual Winter Solstice Show Announced!

Join us for our 8th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration on Friday Dec 18th at the 8×10 in Baltimore!!
Its that time of year again to come embrace the transition from darkness to light by gathering together with our community of wonderful people, with music and art feeding our souls.
Music by:
TELESMA (featuring special guest vocalists Rachel Anne Warren, Lauren Aycock Anderson, and Kerra Holtren)
LITZ
HUSTLE SOULS
Solstice Blessing by Angela Rockstarr
Visuals by John Suntiger
Live art gallery featuring many amazing local artist
And much more!!
9pm Doors
All Ages
$14 cover at door.

Telesma Winter Solstice

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New Telesma Shows Posted for October & November!

Here’s where you can catch Telesma this October and November!
Sat Oct 5th: Fell’s Point Fun Festival (4-5:30pm International Plaza Stage)
Sat Oct 12th: “Manifest Your Destiny” Gathering (PA)
Sat Oct 19th: Pigtown Festival
Sat Oct 26th: Annapolis Fringe Festival. 3-5pm at the Metropolian.
Fri Nov 1st: Bentz Street Sports Bar (Frederick, MD)
Sat Nov 16th: The 8×10 with special guests Soohan and Galaxy Dynamite!
Check our SHOWS page for more info and other events!
www.telesmaband.com/shows
(photo credit: John Shore)

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"ECLECTACLE" at Rams Head Live on Aug 30th – TELESMA, See-I, Deaf Scene and Freedom Enterprise

“ECLECTACLE” at Rams Head Live on Aug 30th – TELESMA, See-I, Deaf Scene and Freedom Enterprise
We very excited about our next production coming up on Friday August 30th at Rams Head Live (Baltimore, MD)!!
“ECLECTACLE”
An eclectic spectacle of art & music
FACEBOOK EVENT LINK
Featuring music by:
TELESMA (with the Indra Lazul Bellydancers)
SEE – I (featuring members of Thievery Corporation)
Deaf Scene
Freedom Enterprise
Plus….
Live art and featured artwork by Heather Joi, Will Shanklin, Ephrem Kouakou, Adam Scott Miller, Kathleen Ryan and Jennifer Stevens (Bubble artist).
Body painting by Patricia Tamariz.
Visuals by VJ Hylantown
Special guest dancers Golden Dance Experiment.
Cosmic clothing vending by Proper Playground!
And other great vending including art, jewelry, and more!!
8pm Doors
9pm Showtime
ALL AGES
$12 tickets
Advanced tickets available at
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/311787
Rams Head Live
20 Market Place Baltimore MD 21202
(410) 244 – 1131
www.ramsheadlive.com
Poster Art by Jeremy Opio

Band info:
TELESMA – Psychedelic Tribal Rock
www.telesmaband.com
Blending ancient and modern instrumentation and spirit, the Baltimore-based group Telesma bridges the gap between primal and futuristic. Setting themselves apart with their intoxicating sound and extraordinary live performances, they take the audience on a soul inspiring journey that transcends this world, tantalizes the senses, and moves the body with waves of pulsating rhythm.
Telesma’s unique sound, oft labeled “electro-acoustic psychedelic world dance music”, is driven by the ancient sound of the didgeridoo, the kubing (bamboo mouth harp), tribal drums and percussion, and the human voice.
“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.
See-I – Reggae/Funk
www.see-i.com
The story begins with two brothers, Rootz and Zeebo, who found their way from college in North Carolina via the Caribbean only to end up in Washington, DC. It was in the cultural melting pot of the Nation’s capital that they developed their creative and musical talents. In the heady days of the late 1980s, the brothers Steele would launch the project that has defined their lives: See-I. They quickly became a fixture of DC’s burgeoning Reggae scene crossing paths with Reggae aficionado Eric Hilton who was determined to include them in his future projects. Hilton was opening the Eighteenth Street Lounge and associated record label, and brought Rootz and Zeebo on board. Throughout the 90’s and into the coming millennium they would go on to record, perform and tour with Thievery Corporation.
Then in 2005 Zeebo and Rootz started a regular Wednesday night gig at the Eighteenth Street Lounge that would see them coalescing one of the greatest live bands the city has ever seen. Slowly gathering momentum, guest musicians and members – from the Thievery Live band and the Chuck Brown band amongst others – the See-I live band would grow into a nationwide touring phenomenon, and are now considered one of America’s premier Reggae party bands.
See-I’s unique blend of classic roots reggae with a good blend of funk and soul has rocked dance floors from coast to coast. The deep experiences & influences of this 8-piece group have created a sound popular sound at ski resorts, beach towns & concert halls alike. Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation even said, “They’re unique musically and I think that’s why people gravitate to them so much”. See-I is original roots, rock reggae from the nation’s capital!
Deaf Scene – Experimental Instrumental Rock
www.deafscenemusic.com
Deaf Scene is an experimental band based in Baltimore, Maryland. As an instrumental drum-bass-guitar trio, the band pulls off an incredibly vast range of sounds, pushing the sonic boundaries of each instrument and effect that they use. In their four year existence, the band has cultivated a unique musical style, influenced by everything from The Beatles to Bassnectar and beyond; yet their music still defies any sort of traditional “jam-band”, “post-rock”, or “electronic” categorization. Onstage, Deaf Scene’s raw energy and eerie psychedelia draw you into their one-of-a-kind live performance. Lush guitar melodies, ethereal loops, intricate bass harmonies, and propulsive drum rhythms are the cornerstones of Deaf Scene’s music, both live and in the studio. In 2010, the band self-released their debut EP, a cohesive movement of music that showcases the powerful potential of Deaf Scene’s brand of loop-infused rock experimentation. With plans for releasing more music and touring extensively in 2012, Deaf Scene is truly proving to be, “One of Maryland’s best up-and-coming acts” -explodinginsound.com
Freedom Enterprise – Funk/Soul Groove
www.freedomenterprise.org
Freedom Enterprise is Baltimore’s own Funk Soul Rock and Roll. An amazing original, organic, orgasmic musical experience. With deep seeded roots in funk, blues, and jazz and a sharp eye towards the future, Freedom is ready to rattle the scene. Freedom Enterprise has forged their own unique sound and their place in town as one of Baltimore’s must see bands. FE is a conglomerate of many amazing musicians, each bringing their own sound, wibe, and history to the table. Freedom’s concerts are a melodic wall of sound that guarantees good times, an amazing musical experience, and a funky fun place to meet good people. Were planting seeds, were connecting people, were creating the vibe for you to come out and ride, and were constantly working on our art form to perfect for the people.

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"ReBirth 4.20" featuring Telesma, Deaf Scene, Fractal Cat – April 20th @ The Hour Haus

Saturday April 20th 2013
The Hour Haus
135 W North Ave. Baltimore, MD
“Rebirth 4.20”
A celebration of live, music, art and our amazing community!
And honoring the anniversary of Ian Hesford’s dance with death.
Featuring music by:
Deaf Scene (www.deafscenemusic.com)
TELESMA (www.telesmaband.com)
Fractal Cat (www.fractalcatmusic.com)
Body Painting by Patricia Tamariz
Soul food made by Mama Saray
More artists and performers TBA!!
8pm Doors/9pm Showtime
$12 cover
All Ages – 21+ to drink
BYOB
Around 11pm on April 20th 2012, Telesma hit the stage at Rams Head Live in Baltimore for the “Visionary Gathering v4.20”. A few minutes into the set, band member Ian Hesford collapsed to the floor in sudden cardiac arrest. Telesma’s good friends, Sarah Saccoccio and Tom Swiss jumped onstage and started CPR until the medics arrived and transported Ian to Mercy Medical Center. Ian was without a pulse for 93 minutes. The doctors were just about to give up on him when he shot back into his body and literally came back to life. In the weeks after the event, an outpouring of love and support for Ian came in from all over the world. His hospital room was transformed into a shamanic altar, with friends and family surrounding him with love, music, and laughter. Three weeks later, Ian received his defibrillator implant and was released from the ICU. His determination and focus sped up his recovery and he began a regiment of exercise and practice to get his drumming and didgeridoo playing back up to speed. Just 6 weeks after his cardiac arrest, Ian was back onstage with Telesma, and toured with the group all summer long! His story is a reminder of the power of love, determination, and the support of the community that Ian and Telesma have been so fortunate to be a part of for so many years.
The Hour Haus has special meaning for Telesma. This was where our music and art was truly “born” for many years. So its only fitting that we return there for this special occasion.
We hope that you’ll join us to celebrate this remarkable journey and to come together to celebrate our community through music and art!

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TELESMA "Pre-Quinox" 2013 – March 15th in Annapolis, MD

TELESMA “Pre-Quinox” 2013 – Celebrating the immanent appearance of spring!
Friday, March 15, 2013
9 pm / Doors 8 pm
Featuring:
TELESMA
Deaf Scene
Happy Fuzzy
with special guest Leyla Fahada of the Indra Lazul Bellydancers
Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
169 West Street, Annapolis
410-280-5160
TICKETS: $10
21+
Telesma’s live shows are known throughout the US as extravaganzas of creativity and free-spiritedness, involving artists, dancers, performance artists, who gather at their shows, bringing immense talent and enthusiasm to the musical experience. With multi-media projections, bellydancers and top-notch musicianship, Telesma delivers an ecstatic performance that brings audiences en masse to their feet.
www.telesmaband.com
Deaf Scene is an experimental band based in Baltimore. As an instrumental drum-bass-guitar trio, the band pulls off an incredibly vast range of sounds, pushing the sonic boundaries of each instrument and effect that they use. The band has cultivated a unique musical style, influenced by everything from the Beatles to Bassnectar and beyond. Named one of Maryland’s “Best Up and Coming Acts” by explodinginsound.com, Deaf Scene’s onstage raw energy and eerie psychedelia draws the audience into its one-of-a-kind live performances.
www.facebook.com/deafscene
Happy Fuzzy is a jam band that plays home grown music in Annapolis, MD. Happy Fuzzy started to gain momentum two years ago and has since grown into a powerful Trio with a huge sound. The addition of new drummer, Austin Geithner, has created a great new dynamic between the band. If it’s face melting solos, dancing singalongs, and smiling faces…. you’re probably at a Happy Fuzzy show~!!!
www.facebook.com/happyfuzzymusic

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Feb 23rd 2013 – "Cosmic Congress" at Rams Head Live featuring Telesma, All MIghty Senators and Swampcandy

Feb 23rd 2013
“Cosmic Congress” at Rams Head Live
featuring Telesma, All MIghty Senators and Swampcandy

Plus The Indra Lazul Bellydancers, body painting by Patricia Tamariz and more!
9pm Showtime
$12 tickets – Buy online at ramsheadlive.com
Cosmic Congress - Feb 23rd

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Telesma wins Reverbnation Contest – Slot at Camp Bisco


Telesma wins Reverbnation Contest – Slot at Camp Bisco
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Reverbnation Contest Winner Telesma Selected From Over 2,400 Entries!
For the first year, Camp Bisco tapped the Reverbnation community for a slot on the Showcase Stage. The festival received an astounding 2,404 entries from bands, DJs and musicians from around the world. We are thrilled to announce that this year’s winner is Telesma from Baltimore. Exploding on the Baltimore music scene in 2002, Telesma 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.” You can catch Telesma at 1:30pm on the Showcase Stage on Saturday, July 8th.

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2010 Winter Solstice Event w/ Alex Grey at CoSM in NY – Dec 18th

Saturday Dec 18th @ CoSM Art Sanctuary – WINTER SOLSTICE PARTY

The 3rd annual Full Moon/Winter Solstice Event featuring live painting by Alex & Allyson Grey, music by TELESMA and Neil Kurland of SoulMob Productions, and fire performance and bellydancing by Phantomime.
At the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Alex and Allyson Grey invite you to celebrate the Full Moon with an evening of wisdom and prayer from all faiths. In this inter-denominational ceremony, we embrace the richness of our diverse cultures in music, poetry and shared community.

Please bring a drum or an instrument to co-create joyous rhythms and inspire dancers to ecstatic movement.
Come with an open mind and heart…expect lively dialogue and interactive experiences through art, music, meditation, prayer and rhythm. All are welcome.
This is a family-friendly, drug and alcohol-free event. No camping or pets.
All visitors must leave the grounds before 5am.
Doors open 6:30pm
Ceremony 7:30- 9:30pm,
Drum & Dance 9:30-12midnight
CoSM Art Sanctuary – 46 Deer Hill Rd Wappingers Falls, NY12590
Tickets: $20 online / $30 at door
www.cosm.org

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TELESMA:VISIONS ~ Visionary Art Series ~ Winter 2009




Greetings Telesma family!

We’re exited to announce our winter “TELESMA:VISION” show schedule!
This series of visionary art collaborations will surely be some of our most exciting performances to experience.
We’re honored to be creating music and art with such amazing beings, we hope to see you there!
~peace~
TELESMA
TELESMA:VISION Events:
Saturday Oct. 31st
Halloween @ The new CoSM Art Sanctuary (Wappingers Falls, NY)
“Deities & Demons Masquerade Ball”.
Featuring live painting by Alex & Allyson Grey
Music by Telesma, Incus, Club d’elf, Psylab
8pm-2am
$30
18+
www.cosm.org
46 Deer Hill Rd Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Friday Nov. 6th
FaerieCon @ Hunt Valley Marriott (Hunt Valley, MD)
“Good Faeries Ball”
www.faeriecon.com
Array yourself in your most beautiful faerie finery, don your wings, gather your friends and family and cross the threshold! Once inside, you will find the largest gathering of faerie artists and authors in the world who look forward to meeting you, amazing, magical apparel, beautiful jewelry, mysterious masks, handmade crafts, fashion shows, performers, musicians, storytellers, exhibitions, panel and workshops.
245 Shawan Road Hunt Valley, MD


Saturday Nov. 14th
Lost Symbols @ The Wind Up Space (Baltimore, MD)
“One People, One Planet, Hon! Hidden Meanings of Common Symbols”


Dr. Robert R. Hieronimus will present a slide show and demonstration on the Hidden Meanings of Common Symbols in conjunction with a performance by TELESMA at The Windup Space on 12 W. North Ave. in Baltimore on Saturday, November 14, 2009.

Decoding the reverse of America’s Great Seal as a symbol for the God within and the connection to higher consciousness has been the life work of Hieronimus. (He first contacted the State Department about that mysterious eye and pyramid on the one dollar bill in 1968!) Thanks to the best-selling ability of Dan Brown, tens of millions of readers are now being introduced to Hieronimus’s work in the form of Brown’s new novel, The Lost Symbol. On November 14th, Baltimore music fans and art lovers will hear a personal explanation of how our nation’s most common symbols ultimately point to the same thing: unity, balance, and attaining a state of higher consciousness. Learn how to decipher symbols for yourself. Next door in the large warehouse space there is also the opportunity for attendees to paint their own symbolic artwork.
After his presentation, Dr. Hieronimus and assistants will create symbolic mural to the transformative music of TELESMA
Selections of Hieronimus’s 40 years of symbolic art will be on display at The Windup Space from November 1 through December 31, 2009. Also on display will be selections from the rock and roll celebrity photographs of Stuart Zolotorow. From Brooks Robinson to Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Willie Nelson, Zolotorow has photographed and published some of the legends of popular music and sports. Cultural heroes and mythology are essential to the health of stable society, and Zolotorow’s photos of our contemporary heroes remind us all to aim for the stars and that our purpose in life is to change the world.
Afterward, Neil Kurlander (Soul Mob Productions DJ) will bless the decks till 2am.

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc., a nonprofit organization.

Sponsored in part by the Mill Valley Cultural Arts Umbrella, Inc. and Umbrella Radio http://www.umbrellaradio.org and Joe Squared Pizza.
More info: 410-356-6216 info@21stcenturyradio.com
Tickets:

Saturday Dec. 19th
The 2nd Annual “Visionary Solstice Gathering”
Live Art Event @ SONAR



At 8pm on Saturday, December 19, Baltimore’s 2nd Annual Visionary Solstice Gathering begins!  The show features a special 2 hours of live painting by world renowned visionary artists ALEX GREY and wife ALLYSON GREY to the transformative psychedelic rock music of TELESMA. Fans will be able to see the paintings as they unfold on large projection screens. All three rooms will feature visual performances including live body painting and aerial contortionists complimenting the ultra-violet performance art of ARCHEDREAM FOR HUMANKIND.



MUSICAL TALENT

TELESMA
SEE I (Featuring members of Thievery Corporation)
ROB PAINE & Lee MAYJAHS
KNOWLEDGE & DJ WHO
UNCLE JESSE
AGENT MAX
ALIGNING MINDS
LOGO

More talent TBA…



VIP Tickets

VIP tickets include special admission to Alex Grey’s spoken word performance and artist’s talk on his recently published book Art Psalms, as well as exclusive stage access with bar service during his performance.

Brought to you by ecosumo.com & Soul Mob Productions.

Sonar
407 E. Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD 21202 / phone: 410-783-7888

Tickets: $30 / $50 VIP (includes 7pm early admission to Alex Grey’s spoken word and access to special side stage lounge with bar service during his painting) www.sonarbaltimore.com