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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, August 28

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Baltimore-based band Telesma presents an eclectic world sound that draws from a variety of cultural influences.
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Baltimore-based band Telesma presents an eclectic world sound that draws from a variety of cultural influences.

Aug. 30: Telesma
This Friday you can transport yourself to another world at Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore, where the psychedelic-trance band Telesma will get audience members dancing and swaying to a celestial beat. The group’s music incorporates the didgeridoo, bamboo mouth harp, drums and vocals in rhythmic songs that bridge the gap between an ancient and futuristic sound. The show starts at 9 p.m. and will also feature performances by roots reggae group See-I, Deaf Scene and Freedom Enterprise.

Aug. 30-Sept. 1: 30th Annual National African Dance & Drum Conference
KanKouran West African Dance Company presents its 30th Annual National African Dance & Drum Conference this Friday through Sunday at the Washington Plaza Hotel in D.C. You can celebrate the traditions of West Africa at a series of workshops catering to a variety of styles and skill levels. On Saturday night at 8 you can head to George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium to see KanKouran’s annual, full-concert production.

Music: “Egyptian Sun” by Telesma

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