Ritmo e Danza di San Rocco

Ritmo e Danza di San Rocco

In this video, my teacher, Alessandra Belloni, demonstrates a ritual rhythm used in devotion to San Rocco in Calabria. This is a 6/8 rhythm, which is a time signature associated with trance and spirit contact in traditional religions from around the world, including African diasporic traditions.

La Smorfia Napoletana

La Smorfia Napoletana

Tammurriata

Tammurriata