ALESSANDRA BELLONI is an award winning tambourine virtuoso, singer, dancer born in Rome, Italy and is committed to preserving the rich traditions of her culture. Artistic Director / Lead Performer of "I GIULLARI DI PIAZZA", co-founder , artist in residence at St. John the Divine in New York City, designer of her REMO signature series Italian tambourines and of special brushes for tambourine with Regal Tip. Her work as teacher and healer brought her to be the main feature of the documentary film about her as artist and healer TARANTELLA TRANCE DANCE (series Living Shamanism) by French American film maker Manex Ibar, to be soon released.
Alessandra holds her annual healing dance and percussion workshops in Tuscany, Italy. Selected as one of the best percussionists and recording artist in the world by DRUM!, The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, she is the only artist in the world who specializes in Southern Italian tambourines combined with singing and dance that she learned from the old people in drumming festivals in Southern Italy.
You can learn more about her from features in Modern Drummer and Percussive Notes. She tours extensively around the world performing and teaching in major percussion & world music festivals as: KOREA PERCUSSION FESTIVAL, BERKLEE Boston, CROSS DRUMMING (Warsaw, Poland), PERC PAN, (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, )KOSA , (Vermont) SEATTLE WORLD PERCUSSION FESTIVAL PERC FEST, Italy JOURNE DE LA PERCUSSION, France, RHTYHM STICKS, (Royal Festival Hall, London), PASIC 1996, 97, 2000 (Dallas), 2003/2010. WOMAD (Seattle and Sicily), NEW ORLEANS & MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL , CHICAGO & LOTUS FESTIVAL, LOTUS WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL, ACOUSTICA (Sidney, Australia), Getty Center, Los Angeles, PALLADIUM, QUIRINO
BOOKS & DVD's
RHYTHM IS THE CURE
DAUGHTER OF THE DRUM – sponsored by REMO
TARANTELLE E CANTI D’AMORE – Naxos World
TARANTATA: THE DANCE OF ANCIENT SPIDER – Sounds True
EARTH, SUN AND MOON - Lyrichord
Alessandra's Event Calendar
Tarantella Spider Dance Presentation Video