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June 11, 2009
10:00 pm

TARANTATA

MEHANATA BULGARIAN BAR 113 Ludlow (btw Rivington & Delancey) New York

ternationally acclaimed Singer/percussionist: Alessandra Belloni presents:
TARANTATA
A night of Southern Italian Gypsy Music
Dedicated to the healing power of drummingfeaturing the trance dance of the tarantella

tickets $ 15

Featuring Alessandra Belloni - vocals, percussion dance
John La Barbera - Music Director/composer –guitars and mandolin
Joe Deninzon - acoustic and electric violin
Wilson Montuori - Guitars
Vinnie Scialla - drums, percussion

This fiery “percussive journey” through the South of Italy will explore through songs, dance and rhythm, magic rituals, tarantellas used as music therapy to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula, healing chants and ritual drumming in honor of the Black Madonna, lullabies, love ballads, work chants and protest song.
For more information: email [email protected] and visit www.alessandrabelloni.com
www.youtube.com/alessandrabelloni

Alessandra Belloni is the only woman in the United States and in Italy specialized in the Southern Italian tambourine style together with the singing and the dancing. She is also the first one to design a line of Southern Italian Signature Series tambourines made by REMO, author of the first book/dvd on Tarantela rhythms entitled RHYTHM IS THE CURE with Mel Bay Publications.

I Giullari di PiazzaALESSANDRA BELLONISinger - Percussionist - Folk DancerArtisticamp; Executive Director of Italian Folk Music, Theater amp; Dance companyArtist in Residence at Cathedral of St. John the Divine1047 Amsterdam AvenueNew York NY 10025(646) 322-4637e-mail: [email protected] www.AlessandraBelloni.com