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Alessandra Belloni will teach and perform healing power of Italian folk music and dance
Monday, November 15, 2010

Allesandra Belloni
Alessandra Belloni presents a one-woman show entitled, "Rhythm is the Cure: Dedicated to the healing power of drumming and the Tarantella Rhythm."

Her visit on Monday, Nov. 15, which also includes a workshop, is sponsored by the Fredonia Percussion Guild.

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The healing power of drumming as part of Southern Italian music and dance will be featured in a guest artist appearance by Alessandra Belloni on Monday, Nov. 15 at the Fredonia School of Music.  

Ms. Belloni,  a singer, percussionist, dancer and actress who stands as one of the most important voices of traditional southern Italian music and dance today, will start her day's visit with a workshop from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Mason Hall 1080, followed by a concert starting at 6:30 in Rosch Recital Hall.

Entitled, "Rhythm is the Cure: Dedicated to the healing power of drumming and the Tarantella Rhythm," her one-woman show features voice, percussion and ritual dance, including Southern Italian tambourines, frame drums, ocean drum, Bodhran, shakers, berimbao, and harmonium.

In her workshop, she will teach participants how to use Southern Italian ritual folk dances and rituals as a joyous form of music and dance therapy.

Ms. Belloni is artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and is artistic director and founder of Giullari di Piazza (the Players of the Square). For her mastery of musical styles, she has been acclaimed both home and abroad as one of the greatest living percussionists in the world.

She has her own signature series of Italian tambourines designed with the largest percussion industry in the world, Remo Inc. 

Her visit is sponsored by the Fredonia Percussion Guild.



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