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Mar19

Drumming and Dancing Weekend with Alessandra Belloni and Guru Jarat

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Ra Ma Institute, 125 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

Drumming and Dancing Weekend with Alessandra Belloni and Guru Jarat! March 19: 2:00pm-2:45pm Post Lunch Reality Riffing Interview with Guru Jagat 3:00pm-4:15pm Group A Dance 4:30pm-6:00pm Group B Dance March 20th

2:00pm-3:15pm Group A Drum and Song 3:30pm-5:00pm Group B Drum and Song 5:00pm-6:00pm Wrap Up with Guru Jagat

For more info, contact: Shabadpreet, Chief of Staff, Guru Jagat (928) 713-7704

BLACK MADONNA retreat in Maui with Alessandra Belloni

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Ala KuKui_Hana Retreat, Maui, Hawaii, Maui

IN A SPECTACULAR PLACE WITH A BEAUTIFUL BLACK MADONNA STATUE featuring Sacred chants and drumming in honor of the Black Madonna Monday FEB 24 | 12 to 2pm

Healing Journeys with the Black Madonna book presentation and concert Tuesday FEB 25 i 1 to 3 pm

Followed by part 2 of the workshop and drumming and dance from 4 to 6 in honor of the Black Madonna.

Closing ceremony on Wednesday. FEB 26 at 12 noon in nature, if possible, using the beautiful outside space and ending by the ocean.

To reserve a room, contact: Misty Fontanilla Administrative Assistant Ala Kukui - Hana Retreat (808) 248-7841 P.O. Box 489 Hana, HI 96713 mistyfontanilla@alakukui.org http://www.alakukui.org

ALESSANDRA BELLONI Singer, percussionist, author & teacher, artist in residence at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York City In a BOOK TOUR FOLLOWED BY CONCERTS AND WORKSHOPS ”HEALING JOURNEYS WITH THE BLACK MADONNA” published by Inner Traditions – Bear & Company - also featuring a CD

www.alessandrabelloni.com ,

ALESSANDRA BELLONI Proudly announces the LAUNCH & CONCERT with music from the CD "HEALING JOURNEYS WITH THE BLACK MADONNA” Published by Inner Traditions - Bear & Company featuring healing chants, ritual drumming and trance dance ceremonies that are found on the CD accompanying the book. ABOUT THE BOOK, "HEALING JOURNEYS WITH THE BLACK MADONNA" Alessandra Belloni's book, "Healing Journeys With The Black Madonna," is the product of more than 35 years of research and fieldwork at sacred sites around the world. Belloni takes the reader on a mystical pilgrimage of empowerment, initiation, and transformation, explaining how her love for Italian folk music led her to learn the ancient Tammorriata musical tradition of the Earth Goddess Cybele and the Moon Goddess Diana, leading to her discovery of the still-living cult of the Black Madonna in the remote villages of Southern Italy. Sharing chants, rhythms, and sacred songs, accompanied by 12 audio tracks, Belloni details how she uses these therapeutic musical and trance practices to heal women and men from abuse, trauma, depression, and addiction and shows how these practices can be used for self-healing and transformation, including her personal story of using the Tarantella to overcome cervical cancer.

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FESTA SICILIANA - with Sudcantica Sicilian Folk Ensemble

Online - via Zoom

Alessandra Belloni proudly presents her first overseas event as part of her vision of The Black Madonna Institute and I Giullari di Piazza online school!

FESTA SICILILANA A SPECIAL ONLINE INTERNATIONAL SICILIAN FOLK MUSIC CONCERT and WORKSHOP Presented by Sicilian Folk Musicians from the group SUDCANTICA. SATURDAY APRIL 10 – at 3pm EST https://www.facebook.com/events/481171129597619

Featuring : FEDERICO CHIOFALO, voice, guitar, tambourine, accordion. SEBASTIANO PIETRINI, voice, chitarra battente, tambourine, marranzano. SANTO SCORDINO, bagpipe, tambourine, voice, castagnette, pepita. FRANCESCO PICCOLO, guitar, bass, voice.

La Compagnia SudCantica was founded in 2019, from the desire of several musicians and friends to create an open line-up in which to express their love for the traditional music of Southern Italy. Not just music, the company is based on friendship, inclusiveness and the desire to share all the cultures of the world. The instruments used are those typical of the southern musical repertoire: zampogna, chitarra battente (folk guitar) marranzano, (jaw’s harp) tambourines, castagnette, accordion and violin. The strength of the band lies in recreating all the overwhelming strength of the Dionysian rhythms brought to paroxysm in order to release all tensions in the audience thanks to the abandonment of the body to dance. A rite that miraculously remained intact despite all the repressive force of the clerical and often governmental structures of the past. "What makes us most happy is to see the audience stand up and start dancing."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w78JmVn7M6E ABBALLATI ABBALLATI SICILIAN TARANTELLA for ZAMPOGNA, bagpipe

Please email ABelloni@aol.com for registration or alessandrabelloni@gmail.com Also featuring composer, guitarist, music director John La Barbera

The length of the presentation is 90 minutes Registration is: $ 40 https://www.everbutton.com/pay/7602 Also accepted VENMO @ Alessandra-Belloni or ZELLE

You will receive the zoom link after you register. You will also receive Mp3s.

Mar21

Spring Equinox Musical Online Celebration!

Online - via Zoom

CELEBRATE THE SPRING EQUINOX!

with the healing TRANCE DANCE AND RHYTHMS OF THE TARANTELLA & WOMEN’S BASKET DANCE of FERTILITY in an ONLINE workshop taught by award winning percussionist, singer, author, and teacher Alessandra Belloni

with dancer FRANCESCA SILVANO COMPOSER GUITARIST JOHN LA BARBERA & GYPSY JOE ON VOCALS AND ACCORDION

Featuring the PIZZICA TARANTATA ritual dance from Puglia and the Women’s basket dance FRONNI D’ALIA from Basilicata

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER EMAIL: Abelloni@aol.com or alessandrabelloni@gmail.com REGISTRATION: $50.00 You can make a payment using VENMO OR ZELLE or link: https://www.everbutton.com/pay/6349

Alessandra Belloni & John La Barbera will start with a short lecture about the tradition of the Tarantella from pre-Christian times, the Myth of Arachne, the ecstatic rites of Dionysus and the Baccaes and the true origins of the tarantella as music and dance therapy, from Puglia, used to cure a form of depression known as tarantismo.

Mar16

AfroRoots/WHAM Festival at Goddard Riverside - The Black Madonna and the Tarantata

Online - via Zoom

The WHAM Festival at Goddard Riverside and Afro Roots Tuesdays celebrate Woman's History Month with a true icon... INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED SINGER, PERCUSSIONIST, TEACHER ALESSANDRA BELLONI! AUTHOR OF THE BOOK “HEALING JOURNEYS WITH THE BLACK MADONNA” published by Inner Traditions - Bear & Co.- rated among best sellers on Amazon, under dance.

Presents: THE BLACK MADONNA & THE TARANTA HEALING MUSIC FROM SOUTHERN ITALY – with dancer FRANCESCA SILVANO and other guest musicians and speakers.  Featuring the Southern Italian Musical and healing dance traditions of the Black Madonna and the Tarantella. Alessandra will open with a short presentation about myths & legends in the South of Italy and the ancient sacred sites of the Black Madonna. Alessandra will speak about her personal healing journey with the Black Madonna, and her unique research that led her to write her book, Healing Journeys with the Black Madonna.

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Rhythm is the Cure Workshop

"RHYTHM IS THE CURE" 
HEALING DRUMMING AND DANCE RETREAT 
IN SICILY, ITALY  
AUGUST 17 to the 24th, 2021
Learn more HERE
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