SUMMER SOLSTICE DRUMMING WORKSHOP AND RITUAL
VERY HAPPY TO PRESENT THIS SPECIAL HEALING FRAME DRUMM AND CHANTS TO THE SUN FOR THE SUMMER SOLSTICE WITH REMO WELLNESS ON JUNE 25 !
Email me to register at ABelloni@aol.com • Registration: https://www.everbutton.com/pay/3734 • Also accepted VENMO @Alessandra-Belloni or ZELLE • You will receive the ZOOM link after you register. You will also receive lyrics and Mp3s. • We recommend a tambourine of your choice. • The Black Madonna tambourine made by REMO is available to order from Steve Weiss Music/Allessandra Product might not arrive in time for workshop. Click here: Tambourine Option
This workshop (90 minutes or 2 hours) will give people the means to fortify themselves against daily stress especially developed during the pandemic. Students will become empowered through discovery of the ancient art of frame drumming traditionally played during the time of the plague that will enable them to discover the means to achieve homeostatic balance and inner relief of stress, while restoring spiritual and physical energy.
The workshop is designed to follow the method described in Alessandra Belloni’s book/DVD Rhythm is the Cure published by Mel Bay Publications and the traditions described in her new book “HEALING JOURNEYS WITH THE BLACK MADONNA” published by Inner Traditions – Bear & Company, rated 5 stars and best seller under dance on Amazon.
Goals and Objectives: To introduce the participants to an ancient form of music & dance therapy used to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula and to come to understand the healing and stress-relieving effect of these rhythms and dances. --To learn the history of this powerful tambourine style, originally done mainly by women, which dates back to the rites of the Mother Earth Goddess Cybele, now worshiped as the Black Madonna bringing women back in touch with their drumming tradition. --To make the participants feel part of community and to Become personally empowered by performing the rhythms and therefore able to reach out to empower others in their practices expelling any feelings of depression.
DURING THE HANDS-ON WORKSHOP Participants Will Learn: the Tammorriata- 4/4 rhythm , originally from the region of Campania, played with large frame drums as a ceremony in a circle as devotion to the Black Madonna- with African origins-. The focus is to give the participants a practical tool to use in their practices, together with some movements and also singing chants accompanied by the TAMMORRIATA RHYTHM. Variations of the basic 6/8 rhythm of the Tarantella that originated as music and dance therapy to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula featuring regional style from Calabria including:
The rhythm of San Rocco & the Black Madonna from OUR LADY OF THE POOR- This rhythm is used to accompany a trance dance originating in Calabria during the Middle Ages. Both rhythm and dance were used during the time of the plague to heal people and as a release from overpowering fears of death by contagious disease. The students will be able to play Medieval chant CUNCTI SIMUS CONCANENTES, a beautiful prayer from the Middle Ages to the Black Madonna of Montserrat, (Spain)
TARANTELLA RHYTHMS - Pizzica & San Rocco- Group drumming from Rhythm Is The Cure Workshop, Tuscany Italy 2013 http://youtu.be/6QT_E-iJyC0T8