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    Parco Museo Jalari, 
  • Aug 4
    Southern Italy - Black Madonna Musical Pilgrimage, 
  • Aug 17
    La Chiara di Prumiano, 

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Rhythm is the Cure Workshop

Rhythm is the Cure is an intensive healing workshop featuring Southern Italian ritual dances used as music and dance therapy for centuries throughout the Mediterranean. Participants will learn the unique style of tambourine playing and the ancient healing trance dance of the tarantella, used to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula.

The number of participants and length of the workshop can be customized to your needs--one day to 10 days is possible.

Contact Alessandra for more details and to discuss programming Rhythm is the Cure near you!

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 Internationally renowned Italian Singer & percussionist 

 Alessandra Belloni with her women's ensemble

The Daughters of Cybele - Women Drummers Against Violence


Written and directed by Alessandra Belloni


In observation of Domestic Women's History Month, Alessandra Belloni will present the world premiere of her all-women's ensemble, Daughters of Cybele, in "Voices of the Tarantate," which will include real stories of women's struggles and their healing, woven into powerful sacred chants, drumming and healing trance dances in Honor of the Black Madonna.  


Featured performers are
Alessandra Belloni -voice, tambourines, frame drums, ocean drum, ritual dance
Eve Sicular - drums, djembes
Beth Ann Mastromarino- tambourines
Dancers: Francesca Silvano, Danielle Hartman

Film trailer about Alessandra as artist and healer https://vimeo.com/59786628 password " shaman " 

Read reviews here: 

TheaterScene.net review of Voices of the Tarantate: http://www.theaterscene.net/music/voices-of-the-tarantate/jean-ballard-terepka/

BroadwayWorld.com review of Voices of the Tarantate: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwdance/article/BWW-Reviews-VOICES-OF-THE-TARANTATE-20141104