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Taught by Internationally renowned Singer, percussionist, teacher Alessandra Belloni, REMO Signature Series Artist., Based on her book & DVD Rhythm is the Cure with Mel Bay Publications
Alessandra Belloni is the only woman in America (and in Italy) who uses this powerful tambourine style combined with the singing and dancing, and she’s very proud to be able to bring this ancient healing women tradition back to life. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce general audiences to a very rich tambourine and folk dance culture with an active current performance practice in Southern Italy.
During the percussion workshop, the participants will learn:
* Tammorriata a 4/4 rhythm played on the large drum called the Tammorra, originally from Naples with a strong African influence in the rhythm.
Rhythm of San Rocco- a healing trance 6/8 rhythm from Calabria done in honor of San Rocco to send away the fear of death by the plague from the Medieval Times.
• Pizzica Tarantata , a very fast 6/8 rhythm from Puglia, with different accents - which originated as music therapy to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula. This wild rhythm, played mainly by women on medium size tambourines with a double row of jingles as they frantically danced for days during the Summer Solstice