Drumming and Dancing Weekend with Alessandra Belloni and Guru Jarat!
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
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
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
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.
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."
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
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.
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.