Genre: World

ALESSANDRA BELLONIdirector of the Italian Folk Music, Dance & Theatre company I GIULLARI DI PIAZZAArtist in Residence at the cathedral of St John the Divine, REMO artistRHYTHM IS THE CUREA ONE WOMAN SHOWThis fiery “percussive journey” through the South of Italy will explore through songs, dance and rhythm, magic rituals, tarantellas used as music therapy and exorcism, healing chants in honor of the Black Madonna, lullabies, love ballads, work chants and protest song. Original songs compose by Alessandra dedicated to the Black Madonna, and Goddess of Love and Waters Yemanja, Brazilian Rhythms and chants inspired by her travels to Brazil , Hawaii, Italy and France.The performance ends with the authentic Pizzzica Tarantata, the healing trance dance from Puglia used as an exorcism to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula, a mental disorder that afflicted mainly women, and which goes back to the ancient Greek rites of Dyonisus. Featuring Alessandra Belloni : voice , Southern Italian tambourines, frame drums, ocean drum, Bodhran, shakers, berimbao, harmonium.

World Music"

Music.World Music

Open:   04/22/13
Close:   04/23/13

04/22/13- 8:00
04/23/13- 8:00
Theater:   Theater For The New City
Address:   155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009
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