DRUMS OF ILLUMINATION

By Alessandra Belloni
Directed by Alessandra Belloni in collaboration with Kevin Tarrant & Kevin Nathaniel
December 22 – December 22
Saturday, 8PM

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field (Executive Director)
ALESSANDRA BELLONI & I GIULLARI DI PIAZZA
A World Peace Winter Solstice Celebration ‘DRUMS OF ILLUMINATION’ Southern Italian, Afr0-Brazilian, and Native American Ritual Drumming and Dance

This special concert is inspired by the need of bringing LIGHT during the SOLSTICE, into this time of DARKNESS and enlighten the audience that we are all ONE and must be united to win over racism, violence, and separation.

In “Drums of Illumination” Alessandra Belloni unites three great cultures: the powerful Native American, the fiery Afro-Brazilian, and the passionate Southern Italian, for a  journey back in time into a world of ritual drumming, voice and trance dances.”

Alessandra Belloni, Artistic Director, has gathered a remarkable group of vocalists/dancers/percussionists for a new version of “Drums of Illumination,” a joyous uniting of three great cultures: the powerful Native American, the fiery African, and the passionate Southern Italian, for a journey back in time into a world of ritual drumming, vocals, and trance dances. 

Special guests are Murielle Borst, Josephine Tarrant and Kevin Tarrant of the SilverCloud Singers and Dancers (Native American) and Kevin Nathaniel (African percussion)

This special concert is inspired by the need of bringing LIGHT during the SOLSTICE, into this time of DARKNESS and enlighten the audience that we are all ONE and must be united to win over racism, violence, and separation.

Artistic Director Alessandra Belloni has gathered a remarkable group of percussionist/vocalists/dancers for a new version of “Drums of Illumination,” noting that its purpose is “to invoke World Peace, thus showing that we are all one following the beat: the pow wow drum, the Italian tambourine, the Brazilian pandeiro or timbale, and African drums.   All will send good vibrations into the air as a collective ritual of purification.”

Featuring:

Alessandra Belloni – artistic director, voice, percussion, ritual dance

Vinnie Scialla – percussion, drum set

Giuseppe De Falco – Neapolitan singer

SilverCloud Singers

Kevin Tarrant – director, lead vocals, pow wow drum

Murielle Borst – vocals, drums

Josephine Tarrant – vocals and dance

Travis Richardson – vocal, drum

Kevin Nathaniel – African percussion, imbira, vocals

Dancers – Francesca Silvano, Peter de Geronimo, Leyla Haynes

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