The Black Madonna: Patron and Protector of the GBLTQ & Other Outcasts of Dominant Society

June 29, 2022 

7:00pm-8:30pm ET, 6:00pm-7:30pm CT, 4:00pm-5:30pm PT 

Online Event - General Admission $30.00 - Register HERE

Lecture/Conversation with Alessandra Belloni & Matthew Fox exploring the wisdom of The Black Madonna and how it relates to the GBLTQ community.


Explore the spiritual journey of the Four Paths as they apply specifically to homosexuals as laid out in the study “The Spiritual Journey of the Homosexual…and Just About Everybody Else.” by Matthew Fox, Ph. D. 

Hear the Neapolitan legend, of the seven Madonnas, & Mamma Schiavona, especially sacred to the femminielli -- a community of third-gender people and transgender women in Italian ancient tradition. 


Live music by Alessandra Belloni and original compositions by John La Barbera from the opera the Voyage of the Black Madonna in honor of the Earth Goddess, sacred healing chants to the Black Madonna of Montevergine, & the ritual drumming of the tammorriata.


Today the femminielli and LGBTQ people around the world make an annual pilgrimage to Mamma Schiavona, coming to sing, dance, and heal at the feet of the Great Mother who loves and accepts everyone.


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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