What do Didgeridoo, Dumbeks, Kubings and Karatalas have in common?

July 28th, 2011 posted by Debbie Snyder

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Telesma at SteelStacks

Well the bands name is Telesma, and what an amazing band it is! You must check out the free concerts series in Lehigh Valley from May through September at The Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks as soon as possible. This is an outdoor venue, but because of the heat wave we were experiencing last week the performance was moved inside to Musikfest Café.

We did some checking online to find out about the band, and at first we were a little hesitant. Their music was described as “psychedelic tribal rock”. We love music, so we figured why not see what this band has to offer. From the moment Telesma took the stage, we were captivated. The lead singer’s hauntingly beautiful voice, the unusual instruments, and, oh I forgot, the belly dancers all made for a riveting show. The music was psychedelic and tribal for sure with a rock edge … rhythmic, Pink Floyd’esque, with an Aboriginal flair. The music was compelling, to say the least.

To answer the question from above …

A Didgeridoo is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia at least 1,500 years ago.

A Dumbek a goblet drum

A Kubing is a Philippine jaw harp

Karatalas are percussion instruments played by striking two discs attached by a tether together, often used within the traditions of Hinduism.

Oh I forgot to mention the belly dancers had a few tricks up their sleeves, including dancing with swords on their heads!  So check out the Steelstacks website and make plans to enjoy some amazing entertainment! When will you go?

This article mentions the following partners:
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, ArtsQuest

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