Internationally renowned Singer, dancer, percussionist
ALESSANDRA BELLONI PRESENTS:
Southern Italian Gypsy Music & Brazilian rhythms
Palomma d'ammore & Canto de Sereja 10/13/12 @ Menahata NYChttp://youtu.be/oGgBo7AyqxQ
Tammorriata 10/13/12 Menahata NYC
REVIEW OF TARANTATA AT ST JOHN THE DIVINE http://www.t2conline.com/trance-dance-and-chants/
SATURDAY JUNE 7 AT 9:00m
MEHANATA BULGARIAN BAR 113 Ludlow (btw Irvington & Delancey)
tickets $ 10
ALESSANDRA BELLONI - vocals, southern Italian tambourines, ritual dance JOE DENINZON acoustic & electric violin WILSON MONTUORI , acoustic & electric guitar, Vinnie Scialla durms & percussion , Peter Abazia drumset, cajon
DANCERS: Peter De Geronimo, Francesca Silvano , Hillary Litwin
This fiery "percussive journey" through the South of Italy and crossing to Brazil 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.
Alessandra Belloni's original compositions honoring Yemanja and Oxun, Goddesses of Love and Waters, Xango, of the Afro- Brazilian Yoruba tradition
TARANTELLA TRANCE DANCE film trailer https://vimeo.com/59786628 password “ shaman “
TARANTELLA SPIDER DANCE presentation video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-2VPrBUqdw&lc=yzssJlpJyHf5aAz8zXbyH1ISYghbVf6zM1bpqr-8wDg&lch
Alessandra Belloni’s links to TV appearances:
Alessandra Belloni Live Appearance on ABC-TV7 Chicago http://youtu.be/3J9ZlzKLzPw
Alessandra Belloni featured on CNN Worldbeat http://youtu.be/IkOqBrpcB9Q
Alessandra Belloni "Spider Sex documentary " on National Geographic http://youtu.be/vp8dE3jJnq0
ABC / Commedia video http://youtu.be/qXSMdLhZdAU
Alessandra Belloni on Brazilian Globo TV July, 2012 http://youtu.be/jwX0PNwZjKM
Tambourine virtuoso/singer/dancer/actress Alessandra Belloni is renowned in her field and travels worldwide to perform group and solo concerts in theaters, universities, and international percussion festivals. Belloni began her career in her native Rome with the great actress Anna Magnani in "La Lupa," and with legendary film director Federico Fellini in "Casanova." She is Artistic Director/Leading Performer of I Giullari di Piazza, an ensemble of musicians/vocalists/dancers that specializes in authentic Southern Italian music and theater events, dating back to the 13th century. Belloni is a REMO artist and designer of her signature series of Italian tambourines; she is also author of the book & DVD "Rhythm is the Cure," published by Mel Bay. The only artist in the world who specializes in Southern Italian tambourines combined with singing and dance, Belloni was selected as one of the best percussionists in the world by DRUM! Magazine, and has been acclaimed in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, featured in Modern Drummer and Percussive
She has been invited to appear in percussion festivals in London, Brazil, Poland, France, Italy, Australia, Rome, and throughout the U.S.
Jon Pareles of The New York Times, reviewing an I Giullari di Piazza show, remarked that "Ms. Belloni sang in an exultant voice. The songs blazed with an age-old momentum
Don Hackman, writing in the Los Angeles Times, found that "Alessandra Belloni and "Tarantata: Dance of the Ancient Spider" is a revelation, utterly fascinating."
Drum Magazine noted that "Italian-born virtuoso Alessandra Belloni is established as a unique phenomenon, not just a percussionist, but also an actress, lecturer, entertainer, and healer."