Upcoming Events

  • Feb 19
    Alessandra Belloni and TARANTATA at Afro Roots Tuesdays,  N.Y.
  • Mar 19
    Healing Journeys With The Black Madonna: A Concert, Celebration, & Book Launch,  New York
  • Mar 22
    Black Madonna Book Presentation & Workshop,  Montclair

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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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Rhythm is the Cure, Southern Italian Tambourine Book/DVD Set - USD: $25.99


To purchase my book, instruments or CDs, email me at Abelloni@aol.com with your shipping address. You can pay either online through the EverButton links on this page or send a check to me at Alessandra Belloni -- 1111 River Rd. AptG33, Edgewater NJ 07020.

Tamburello - USD: $135.00

Southern Italian tambourine designed by Alessandra Belloni with REMO Percussion, based on the authentic Tamburello used for the folk dance known as Tarantella. 12 inches in diameter, one row of double jingles.

Tammorra Napoletana - USD: $185.00

Neapolitan large frame drum with double row of metal jingles, 16 inches in diameter, designed by Alessandra Belloni with REMO, based on the authentic Neapolitan tammorra. Very deep and resonant sound and rich volume.



Black Madonna Tambourine - USD: $135.00

Large frame drum with smaller jingles, 16 inches in diameter, based on the Sicilian large tambourine, with stylized image of the Black Madonna from Sicily and Calabria. With deep resonance and a special handle so it can be used for both Tarantella and North African styles of music. 



Yemanja Frame Drum, $75.00 - 16 inches wide with image of Goddess of the Sea and pocket shaker inside that can be taken out - USD: $90.00

Large frame drum, 16 inches wide, with deep resonant sound. (No jingles.) With image of Yemanja, Goddess of Love and the Sea, from the Afro-Brazilian Yoruba tradition. 

OCEAN DRUMĀ®, 16" Diameter, 2 1/2" Depth - USD: $75.00



Alessandra Belloni Tarantelle e Canti D'amore CD - $15.00



PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM NO LONGER USING PAY PAL SERVICES. TO PURCHASE MY BOOK, INSTRUMENTS OR CDS you need to write to me Abelloni@aol.com and send check to Alessandra

Belloni -- 1111 River Rd. AptG33, Edgewater NJ 07020 and I will ship your purchase.

For international shipping you can do a simple wire transfer directly from your computer. Please email me at Abelloni@aol.com and I will give you the details.

Sorry for the inconvenience. 


I Giullari Di Piazza Earth, Sun, and Moon CD - $15.00

Alessandra Belloni Tarantella Spider Dance CD - $15.00

Alessandra Belloni Daughter of the Drum CD - $15.00

Tarantata Dance of the Ancient Spider - Available in downloadable MP3 format!

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Tarantata Dance of the Ancient Spider by Alessandra Belloni: