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Visionary Salon: Tarantata Workshop & Performance
Visionary Salon with Tarantata, featuring Alessandra Belloni
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 3pm Workshop - 8:00 Performance (doors open 7:30)
Celebrate the ancient night of the Tarantula!
This fiery "percussive journey" through the South of Italy, and crossing over 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, and the trance dance know as PIZZICA TARANTA or the Spider Dance. Alessandra Belloni's original compositions honor Yemanja and Oxun, Goddesses of Love and Waters, Xango, of the Afro-Brazilian Yoruba tradition. Guest speakers will present the myth of the spider, and the ecstatic Dionysus. DJ set by DJ Cloüd to follow the performances.
Alessandra Belloni - vocals, ritual dance, tambourines, frame drums,
Wilson Montuori - Electric/acoustic guitar
Steve Gorn - Bansuri Flute
Peter Abazia - Drummer
Peter de Geronimo, Francesca Silvano, Jillian Guinta, Lindsay Poulis,
Alessandra Belloni Televisiom appearances:
ABC-TV7 Chicago http://youtu.be/3J9ZlzKLzPw
CNN Worldbeat http://youtu.be/IkOqBrpcB9Q
"Spider Sex documentary " on National Geographic http://youtu.be/vp8dE3jJnq0
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."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."
The CoSM Store and the Mushroom Cafe will be open.
Rooms are available for rent in Grey House, CoSM's fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.
The artwork of Alex Grey & Allyson Grey plus many other visionary artists are on display in the guest house.
CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 click here for directions
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