The Voyage of the Black Madonna Event - Tuesday May 24th, 2022 from 8-10 PM EST

Online Zoom Event - General Admission $30.00 - REGISTER HERE 

Celebrate the Traditional Feast of the Black Madonna & Santa Sarah La Kali (also worshipped as the Madonna of the Sea)! 

Experience live music by Internationally renowned singer, percussionist, teacher, author Alessandra Belloni and composer and phenomenal musician John La Barbera.  

Learn special sacred chants and drumming for the Black Madonna and participate in a special ritual presentation about the Goddess Aphrodite by Director/Founder of the Goddess Temple and Museum of Women in Orange County Ava Park. 

After a lifetime of study and teaching Southern Italian folk music, dance, and healing traditions, world-renowned percussionist and musician Alessandra Belloni and famed guitarist John La Barbera will perform special traditional music from Naples in honor of the Black Madonna as well as original compositions written by John La Barbera for their opera  THE VOYAGE OF THE BLACK MADONNA. 

This event will also feature extracts from the VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE SACRED SITES OF THE BLACK MADONNA IN SOUTHERN ITALY (you can register for the entire course at: https://thecenterfortheblack 

SPECIAL EVENT! Alessandra Belloni - Remo Artist proudly announces her first BLACK MADONNA DRUMMING & DANCE RITUALS & PILGRIMAGE IN SOUTHERN ITALY July 31st - August 8th, 2022

Join us for a New Pilgrimage Dedicated to the Traditions of the Black Madonna in Southern Italy This Summer! Learn special drumming, chanting & dance at an amazing workshop in the Region of Naples in Campania by the sea & mountains!

Following  Alessandra's book, "Healing Journeys with the Black Madonna" (Inner Traditions Bear and Co., 2019)

This new workshop will be a full immersion into the ancient drumming traditions and devotional chants in Honor of the Black Madonna, which can only be truly experienced in the sacred mountains and healing waters of the Mother Land. This powerful journey will introduce and transport students to a time and place where an unbroken and ancient tradition continues today with folk music, processions, devotional drumming, and dance. 
Following Alessandra Belloni’s vision as part of the Black Madonna Center, this summer students will have the special opportunity to study and tour the area of Naples in the region of Campania. 
Special Guest Nando Citarella from Naples!  
We will be joined by internationally renowned Neapolitan Folk Musician, classical singer, percussionist teacher Nando Citarella. Alessandra’s long time collaborator and friend, he is one of the most important and well-known figures in the revival of Southern Italian Folk Music.  
We will also featured lectures about the goddess Isis and the Black Madonna by Egyptolgist, Archeologist, and GAIA Network host Armando Mei. 

Alessandra Belloni is a native of Rome who has traveled the land extensively, researching and practicing the lore and traditions of The Black Madonna. She will take you inside the heart of this land, sharing her knowledge, and giving you an authentic, local experience.

For additional information or questions about registration, email Alessandra Belloni at and cc Fabiana Eramo at and Tracy Tveit at  

For questions about travel, email Silvana at


Dear friends hope you can join our online fund raising campaign on GO FUND ME! 

Your tax-deductible contribution will enable us to produce and effectively market and promote the performances of all our productions, hire a qualified technical team for online events and classes, pay adequate artists fees and technical crew pay fees for administration costs including the high cost of virtual online platforms. 

Our intention is to raise $ 3,000 by the Middle of January 2022. I GIULLARI DI PIAZZA is a tax exempt non-profit corporation under the 501-c-3 code, and all contributions are tax deductible. Contributions can be made by clicking below:  

You will experience the power of the Black Madonna & the tarantella with each thank you gift! 

If you need a tax deduction before the need of the year this is a good cause! 

Thank you for your support! 

Blessings and Happy Holidays, Alessandra Belloni

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