Healing Journeys of Montevergine, Avellino coming to Casa Belvedere

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Tuesday, October 22 • 7:00pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Register Now. Sharing chants, rhythms, and sacred songs, accompanied by 12 audio tracks, Alessandra Belloni details how she uses these therapeutic musical practices to heal women and men and shows how these practices can be used for self-healing and transformation, including the use of the Tarantella for personal healing.

Alessandra Belloni will speak about her personal healing journey with the Black Madonna of Montevergine, and her unique research that led her to write the book. Learn about the myths, legends and rituals from this Southern Italy town in Campania and the Ancient Sacred Sites of the Black Madonna. Books will be available for sale and signing.

ABOUT THE BOOK, "HEALING JOURNEYS WITH THE BLACK MADONNA"
Alessandra Belloni's book, "Healing Journeys With The Black Madonna," is the product of more than 35 years of research and fieldwork at sacred sites around the world. Belloni takes the reader on a mystical pilgrimage of empowerment, initiation, and transformation, explaining how her love for Italian folk music led her to learn the ancient Tammorriata musical tradition of the Earth Goddess Cybele and the Moon Goddess Diana, leading to her discovery of the still-living cult of the Black Madonna in the remote villages of Southern Italy, in particular in the Sanctuary of Montevergine.

ABOUT THE CONCERT:
The concert features music from the book's accompanying CD. Selections to be performed include: an ancient chant to the Black Madonna of Montevergine (Avellino), in the region Campania, known as Mamma Schiavona and the ritual of drumming in her honor known as TAMMORRIATA. New original compositions by Alessandra Belloni dedicated to the Earth Goddess, the Yoruba African Orishas (Ochun, Yemanja), the Black Madonna of the Gypsies.

Program Donation: MEMBERS: $15 per person. NON-MEMBERS: $20 per person (cash, check or credit cards accepted). Refreshments and a light reception will follow. Additional Parking is located directly across the street at Notre Dame Academy Elementary School

SOURCE: Casa Belvedere

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