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A Musical Conversation on the Black Madonna

Internationally renowned singer and percussionist Alessandra Belloni, well known Bansuri master Steve Gorn, guitarist Wilson Montuori, and Juliet Rabia Gentile on vocals. 

This special evening and performance is a musical journey and conversation about the myths and legends of the ancient sacred sites of the Black Madonna in Italy and around the world. The evening blends healing chants, dances and drumming in honor of the Black Madonna, created from authentic traditions of Southern Italy and Spain, Brazil and France, along with original compositions. Belloni, Steve Gorn, and company will take the audience on an enchanting journey of discovery, celebrating the Equinox.

"Ms. Belloni sang in an exultant voice. The songs blazed with an age-old momentum." --Jon Pareles, The New York Times, reviewing an I Giullari di Piazza show

"Alessandra Belloni and 'Tarantata: Dance of the Ancient Spider' is a revelation, utterly fascinating." --Don Hackman, Los Angeles Times

"Italian-born virtuoso Alessandra Belloni is established as a unique phenomenon, not just a percussionist, but also an actress, lecturer, entertainer, and healer." --Drum Magazine