(1) Kekere means “small” in Yoruba. This animation music video deals with the sad theme of slavery, focusing on social memory. The script and songwriter Wagner Cinelli was inspired by the slavery period in Brazil, which lasted until 1888, and its harsh consequences up to the present day. (2) In Santo Stefano Quisquina, Sicily, during the solemn procession on Good Friday, ancient songs are sung in dialect, mostly dedicated to the Virgin Mary. These songs were likely to disappear, if not for some young people who wanted to keep the tradition alive.

Produced in 2022 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Copyright 2022 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Web links:

The African Slave Trade and Slave Life (Brown University)

Church History of Sicily (second.wiki)

An Introduction fo Sicilian: The Language of Sicily (ThoughtCo.)

Sicily (Wikipedia)

Slavery in Brazil (Wikipedia)