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TARANTATA South Italian Gypsy Music & Brazilian Trance Rhythms & songs, a Summer Solstice Celebration
Concert and opening ceremony THE VOYAGE OF THE BLACK MADONNA, feauturing sacred chants, ritual drumming and trance dances
TARANTELLE E CANTI D'AMORE anniversary duo concert featuring Alessandra Belloni voice, eprcussion John Labarbera classical guitar, renaissance folk guitar mandolin, oud
TARANTA - South Italian Gypsy Music & Trance Rhythms & drumming & Brazilian grooves
Join me in WOMEN OF VOICE for my one woman show RHYTHM IS THE CURE south Italian healing trance dances & ritual drumming in honor of the Black Madonna
Manager: Audrey Ross Audreyrosspub@aol.com
• Director of Italian theatre Group I GIULLARI DI PIAZZA Artist in Residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
• Author of the book/DVD RHYTHM IS THE CURE –Mel Bay Publications
• A REMO Signature Series Artist with her own line of I...See Full Bio
"Ms. Belloni sang in an exultant voice. The songs blazed with an age-old momentum."Invocations and work songs, exorcisms and lullabies shared the program of ''Rhythm Is the Cure'' in a chapel of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. With combination of voice, hand drums and rustic fiddling, The musicians on Friday night were Alessandra Belloni, a singer and Neapolitan tambourine specialist who has researched ancient songs from southern Italy that show deep Arabic and African influences; Glen Velez, a virtuoso on frame drums, the percussion family that includes the tambourine and the Irish bodhran; and Siba, the leader of the Brazilian band Mestre Ambrosio, which is steeped in the folk styles of northeastern Brazil. The three musicians shared and traded songs, nearly all of them driven by tambourine patterns so fast that the drummers' hands became blurs.