Daughters of Cybele

The Daughters of Cybele - Women Drummers Against Violence

Written and directed by Alessandra Belloni




In observation of Domestic Women's History Month, Alessandra Belloni will present the world premiere of her all-women's ensemble, Daughters of Cybele, in "Voices of the Tarantate," which will include real stories of women's struggles and their healing, woven into powerful sacred chants, drumming and healing trance dances in Honor of the Black Madonna.  

Featured performers:
Alessandra Belloni -voice, tambourines, frame drums, ocean drum, ritual dance
Eve Sicular - drums, djembes
Beth Ann Mastromarino- tambourines
Dancers: Francesca Silvano, Danielle Hartman

Film trailer about Alessandra as artist and healer https://vimeo.com/59786628 password " shaman " 

Read reviews here: 
TheaterScene.net review of Voices of the Tarantate: http://www.theaterscene.net/music/voices-of-the-tarantate/jean-ballard-terepka/

BroadwayWorld.com review of Voices of the Tarantate: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwdance/article/BWW-Reviews-VOICES-OF-THE-TARANTATE-20141104 

Upcoming Events

Annual Voyage of the Black Madonna Tour in Campania

Exact dates TBD! Summer 2023 Campania, Italy

EXACT DATES TBD-- Coming Summer 2023!! This retreat 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. For details see: https://alessandrabelloni.com/voyage-of-the-black-madonna-tour-in-southern-italy

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